Man Shows Up at Thurston County Hospital With Gunshot Wound in His Leg, Police Say


Olympia police were dispatched to MultiCare Capital Medical Center early Monday after a man checked in with a gunshot wound in his leg, a spokesman said.

Police at the west side hospital about 5:40 a.m., then officers and detectives began to investigate an area near Percival Creek and some railroad tracks close to the Olympia Auto Mall, Lt. Paul Lower said.

So far police haven't found a crime scene, he said. Police also haven't had a chance to talk to the victim at length because he is receiving treatment for his injury, Lower said.

Officers and detectives have talked to several people who live in camps near Percival Creek. Only one person so far reportedly heard the sound of gunshots, Lower said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 360-753-8300.