A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017.
Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired near the Alturas Apartments.
Witnesses told police they saw a group running from the scene near the complex, and saw a man lying on the ground nearby.
When officers arrived they found the male victim on the ground who had been shot at least once. Medics responded but pronounced the man dead at the scene when resuscitation efforts failed.
Officers located and detained three men a few blocks from the scene who matched the description of those running away after the shooting.
Detectives are investigating to determine if the three detained men are witnesses or potential suspects in the shooting. Police are seeking a fourth man who may have been at the scene of the shooting. Information on that man is not being released at this time.
Detectives believe the shooting may be gang related.
The victim is believed to be a man in his late teens to early 20s. The King County Medical Examiner will determine the nature and cause of death as well as the identity of the victim.
This complex and area has seen its share of problems over the years â€“ read more here.
Headed the SW137/12SW area for fatal shooting. No further till I arrive.
— KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) January 4, 2017
— Morgan Chesky (@BreakingChesky) January 4, 2017
Burien Twitter: what's happening in the strip mall next to Alturas? Crazy amt of police/fire/aid. @btownblog
— amy swindle (@amezilla) January 4, 2017
Someone got killed in Burien 😕 wish this would stop
— MookaLee💜 (@MamaMooka) January 4, 2017
Another shooting in burien.. I cnt
— (@yanniepierre) January 4, 2017
If you're outside, don't be! Shooter is still loose! https://t.co/8s9hcvwnZ5
— k(ear)sten (@KirstenHauke) January 4, 2017