Shots Fired, One Man Hit As White Center Party ‘Goes Bad’

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From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that shots were fired at a White Center party early Sunday morning (Jan. 16th), leaving one man critically injured.

“A party at a house in White Center ‘went bad,’ said Sgt. John Urquhart. “Numerous shots were fired about 3:10 AM by one suspect and one man was hit.”

The victim is currently in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after undergoing emergency surgery.

Urquhart says that a fight broke out in a party in a house in the 600 block of SW 107th Street (see map below). The altercation apparently broke out when one of the party-goers allegedly groped one of the female guests. Her boyfriend took exception and there was a fistfight. The grabber was summarily ejected from the house.

About an hour later several men came back to the house, pounded on the front door, and then fired several rounds from a handgun into the house. A 20 year-old Seattle man was hit in the torso. The suspects fled.

The Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the shooting by neighbors.

Friends of the victim drove him to Harborview where he remains in critical condition. The friends remained and were interviewed by detectives.

There have been no arrests and the case is under investigation.

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