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