Two Tukwila Shootings Leave One Dead

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TUKWILA – Two shootings in Tukwila within about a mile of each other over the weekend left one man dead.

An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning on North I-5 near the Boeing Access Road, Tukwila police reported. The shooting occurred around 2:30am when the man was driving northbound with friends, who were not injured.

Tukwila police said it appears the driver was specifically targeted and was not the victim of a random shooting.

His friends rushed him to Harborview Medical Center, where he died, police spokesman Mike Murphy said. As of early Sunday morning, detectives did not have a description of the suspect or that person’s vehicle.

Earlier, on Saturday evening, Tukwila police learned of shots fired less than one mile away from the fatality in the 10700 block of Beacon Avenue South. While the shooter did not hit any of the intended victims, who are teenage men from Seattle, bullets did hit their car.

Police later found the suspect’s car and the Seattle police gang unit also investigated.

Tukwila police did not say whether the two shootings were related.


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