Redmond neighborhood on lockdown as police search for shooting suspect

Sep 29, 2023, 7:42 AM | Updated: 8:31 am

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(Photo from KIRO 7)

(Photo from KIRO 7)

Redmond police are searching for a man who they say shot another man. They are warning residents to stay inside while they search for the armed suspect, who is still on the loose.

Around 9:20 p.m. Thursday, police say a 50-year-old man was shot at the 8600 block of Avondale Road Northeast, near downtown Redmond.

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Police said the gunman knew the victim.

The suspect is armed with a handgun and, after the shooting, ran north from Avondale into the woods.

Redmond Police told people on X (formerly Twitter) to stay inside during the search.

ALERT: Police searching for man who shot a person in the 8600 block of Avondale Road NE, K-9s checking the area along with heavy police activity. Unmanned Aircraft system deployed in the air. Last seen running northbound. Gunshots heard in the area, stay inside.

Officers have deployed a drone and a K-9 unit to search for the suspect, and deputies with other police forces are assisting with the search.

The suspect is described as a white man who is 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, and has brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

The victim was taken to a hospital. His condition is not known.

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