Flirting Leads To Fighting Leads To Shooting At Wah Long Sports Bar
This incident first came to our attention after BTB Reader Joseph posted an eyewitness account in our Forums – early Saturday morning (Jan. 29th) there was a shooting at Burien’s Wah Long Sports Bar (15220 Ambaum Boulevard SW), which apparently started with a fight, according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
“Sounds like the fight started in the bar over one guy flirting with another guy’s girlfriend. Or something,” said Urquhart.
“The shot guy has a wound that is not life threatening. He and his friend were less than cooperative with the police.”
The shooting victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The shooter is still at large, and there have been no arrests.
Here’s the original Forum posting (link here):
i was at wah long sports bar last night and shortly after the dj called last call, 2 guys get into a fight by the front door and one guy shoots the other with what i think was a 22 cal pistol… right in the stomach. i havent heard anything about it in the news but the police told me just as they were escorting me out of the bar that the kid might not survive it. when is somebody going to do something about this place? for a long time it had calmed down quite a bit and the music has definitely changed for the better.. but now theres fights all the time and this shooting. i will probably never go there again because of this. that bullet could have hit me!
And here’s what Sgt. Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office said in an email to us:
This was basically a fight in the bar on the 29th about 1:30 AM. But then somebody pulled out a gun and shot one of the fighters in the stomach. His buddies tried to drive him to Harborview but we saw the speeding car, stopped it, and made the guy go in an ambulance.
Sounds like the fight started in the bar over one guy flirting with another guy’s girlfriend. Or something.
The shot guy has a wound that is not life threatening. He and his friend were less than cooperative with the police.
There have been no arrests.