UPDATE: Police still looking for suspects in downtown shooting
Seattle police were investigating whether a man shot late Thursday outside Benaroya Hall was a bystander or an intended target.
The victim, a transient in his 40s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his face, Detective Renee Witt said Friday. He was expected to recover and detectives were waiting to take a statement, she said.
The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. at Third Avenue and Union Street. Some witnesses thought the gunshots came from an older-model, 4-door red or maroon car that drove by. Three or four men were inside the car, but witnesses were unable to see what they looked like, Witt said.
The victim was at a bus stop on the west side of Third. Other witnesses thought that a group of men walking in the area fired the shots. Police questioned one of the men, "who returned to the scene," but have made no arrests, Witt said.
"Detectives are still trying to put all the pieces together," Witt said.
It doesn't appear any surrounding businesses were hit. Gang unit detectives were investigating, Witt said.