UPDATE: Man Shot at Moshier Park in Burien Early Monday Morning

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UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 20: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at approximately 4:21 a.m. Monday morning (Aug. 20), Burien Police responded to a shooting in the area of South 156th Street and 4th Ave South (map below).

Residents of an apartment complex called 911 to report that they “heard a gunshot and found a male, bleeding in a stairwell” of their building.

Deputies arrived and found the victim, a 31-year old Burien resident. The victim told the deputies that he walked out the bathrooms at nearby Moshier Park and immediately saw a black male holding a handgun.

The victim ran and was shot one time in the lower extremities. The victim was transported to Harbor View Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Until we are able to interview the victim, we do not know what, if any, exchange happened between the victim and suspect.

King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is handling the follow-up investigation.


Police are reporting that a person was found shot around 5 a.m. in the Courtyard Apartments (260 S. 156th Street; map below) in Burien early Monday morning with life-threatening injuries.

Details on exactly what happened are still not known at this time.

The victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies used K-9 dogs to search the area near the apartment, but no arrests have been made.

As we learn more information, we’ll update this post.

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8 Responses to “UPDATE: Man Shot at Moshier Park in Burien Early Monday Morning”
  1. shawn says:

    Prayers for victim.
    I’d like to take the HOOD out of Burien as neighborhood.

  2. Marianne says:

    Something is not right here… In a bathroom at a public park at 4:21 am on a Monday morning?!

  3. nathan says:

    He was sent to harborview? That’s insane, Highline hospital is right next door. Does highline not have the capabilities to deal with a gunshot wound?

    • BigBrian says:

      If you were shot and the bullet passed through your guts, would you prefer to go to the local community hospital or the regional trauma center?
      Highline is great for 90% of emergencies. Life threatening gunshot wound is a 10% emergency.

      • elizabeth2 says:

        Highline is a Level 4 trauma center, whicm means that
        “A Level IV trauma center exists in some states where the resources do not exist for a Level III trauma center. It provides initial evaluation, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities, and transfer to a higher level of care. It may also provide surgery and critical-care services, as defined in the scope of services for trauma care. A trauma-trained nurse is immediately available, and physicians are available upon the patient’s arrival to the Emergency Department. Transfer agreements exist with other trauma centers of higher levels, for use when conditions warrant a transfer.”

        I assume life threatening injuries goes immediately to the Level 1 trauma center/Harborview so that the patient does not go to Highline who may have only a nurse available for trauma and a doctor to call who would probably transfer the patient to Harborview anyway.

  4. Nancy says:

    I’ve been to Highline and I found the experience of dealing with them alone life threatening.

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