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UPDATE: Exclusive Interview With Witness To Shooting Of Woman In Burien

An Banh witnessed Wednesday afternoon's shooting of a woman in Burien.

UPDATE 6/1/11 5 p.m.: BTB Reporter Mark Neuman was able to track down and interview an eye (or ‘ear’) witness to Wednesday’s shooting of a woman in her 20s who was shot by a man at the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW.

Local businessman An Banh heard the shooting just outside of his business, An’s Auto Care, located kitty-corner from where the shooting took place. He heard “about five shots” then ran to look, and saw a “skinny African American man” in his mid-20s to mid-30s running south on Ambaum for about a block. The man then cut to his right and ran westbound near an apartment complex and out of sight. An said the man wore light gray “sweats and jogging pants.”

Here’s Mark’s exclusive audio interview with An:

Mark Neuman interviews shooting witness An Banh 6/1/11. [1]

As we reported earlier, the victim was shot while sitting in her car at that intersection. Seriously injured, she managed to drive herself to the recently re-opened 7-11/Shell gas station at SW 146th and First Ave South. Medics took her from there to Harborview Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition.

Ambaum was closed off for a while between SW 142nd and SW 136th as police scoured the area searching for the shooter, according to Neuman. It re-opened in both directions as of 2:30 p.m. No word yet on an official description, or if the suspect has been found.

Neuman spoke with Burien Police Sgt. Henry McLauchlan at the scene, who told him that the suspect, a male, fired into the woman’s car, then fled. Some people may have caught ‘fleeting glimpses’ of the man as he left, according to McLauchlan.

It appears also that this is not a random shooting event.

Here are some new photos taken by Neuman at the crime scene:



PREVIOUSLY:

UPDATE 2;20 p.m. 6/1/11: A woman in her 20s, apparently driving a gray Ford car, was shot in the chest near the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday afternoon at around 12:20 p.m.

Seriously injured, the victim managed to drive herself to the recently re-opened 7-11/Shell gas station at SW 146th and First Ave South. Medics took her from there to Harborview Medical Center.

Ambaum was closed off for a while between SW 142nd and SW 136th as police scoured the area searching for the shooter, according to BTB Reporter Mark Neuman. It apparently re-opened in both directions as of 2:30 p.m. No word yet on a description, or if the suspect has been found.

Neuman spoke with Burien Police Sgt. Henry McLauchlan at the scene, who told him that the suspect, a male, fired into the woman’s car, then fled. Some people may have caught ‘fleeting glimpses’ of the man as he left, according to McLauchlan.

It appears also that this is not a random shooting event.

Deputies and Burien Police are apparently still searching for the suspect in the area where the shooting occurred.

Neuman also took the following photos at the scene around 1:30 p.m. as police investigated:

The recently remodeled 7-11 on First Ave South at SW 146th is now taped off as a crime scene.

This late 1990s Ford is apparently the vehicle in which the woman, already shot in the chest, drove herself to the 7-11 Wednesday around 12:20 p.m.

PREVIOUSLY:

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has been found, shot in the chest, in Burien Wednesday afternoon (June 1) at the Shell gas station on First Ave South and SW 146th.

Reports are that the victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her condition is unknown at this time.

The shooting occurred around 12:15 p.m., near the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Bvld. SW, according to police.

Choppers are hovering over the area, police have been seen with big rifles and K-9s, and it’s not yet known if there is a shooter at large, or the circumstances behind the shooting.

Mark Neuman called from the scene, and told us that Ambaum is closed northbound from around 142nd Ave SW.

As we get more information, we’ll update this post, so stay tuned.

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