Whidbey man shot in leg; Everett police puzzled

Everett police are investigating an early morning shooting incident that occurred Saturday and involved a Whidbey Island man.

According to Everett Police Department Sgt. Robert Goetz, shortly before 4 a.m., patrol officers responded to multiple 911 calls at a location on the 1800 block of 18th street.

"We received several calls of shots fired in the area," he said.

Arriving officers found a 20-year-old man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg. The case is still under investigation and the man is not being identified, though Goetz did say he had a Whidbey Island driver's license.

The man was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center where he reportedly underwent surgery for a non-life-threatening wound. Goetz could not say Tuesday whether he had been released from the hospital.

No suspects or victims have been named nor have any arrests been made but a 22-year-old Everett man did show up at the police station Saturday and indicated he was involved in the shooting. He was not injured.

According to Goetz, the shooting happened outside near the street but the relationship between the two men and why the shooting occurred remains unclear largely due to inconsistencies with the 22-year-old man's story.

Investigators are not looking for any other persons involved in the incident. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call the Everett Police Department's tip line at 425-257-8450.

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