Two teenage girls were shot and killed in a parking lot at/near the Alturas apartment complex on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 137th Street in Burien (map below) Wednesday night, March 28. Police say that Wednesday night at 9:36 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to a shooting call in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW. The first Deputies arrived one minute after the 911 call, where they found a chaotic scene of people running and cars speeding away. They located two female victims, exact ages unknown but described as being in their teens. CPR was administered on-scene and Medics transported them both to Harborview Medical Center where, sadly, the teens later died.
UPDATE March 29 4:30 p.m.: One of the victims was a Highline Public Schools student.Detectives are continuing to investigate exactly what happened but believe this is gang related; hereâ€™s what they know so far:
- Multiple shots were fired during a disturbance in the parking lot of the Alturas apartment complex and the two female victims were hit by gunfire.
- The male suspects left the scene, possibly in a vehicle parked nearby, but police have no more information on this yet.
- Detectives will continue to work this investigation and will provide an update as soon as they have more information.
Dear Families, As you may be aware, there was a shooting at the Alturas apartments in Burien last night that took the lives of two teens. We are sad to share with you that one of those victims was a student in our district. We know that this tragic incident is impacting our students, families and staff. If you believe your child needs additional support, please let your principal or school counselor know. We, as a school system, must be here for our children and one another during this difficult time. We are reaching out to community leaders and law enforcement to discuss how we can come together to ensure the safety of our children both in and outside of school. We hope many of you will join us for any upcoming community conversations. We will share information on our website. Our hearts go out to all who have been touched by this tragic event. Sincerely, Susan Enfield SuperintendentAs we learn more we’ll update this post…
Shooting in Burien 13900 BLK Ambaum BLVD SW. 2 female victims shot unknown status. MRO enroute to scene will an update when I arrive.â€” KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) March 29, 2018
To clarify, the Burien shooting that resulted in the death of 2 teenage girls took place in the parking lot of 13621 Ambaum Blvd SW not inside the apartment. @BurienPD still have no suspect motive or description. #KOMOnews pic.twitter.com/XklIWEhyvFâ€” Joshua Morgan (@jmokomo) March 29, 2018
Burien: Two teenage girls were shot and taken to Harborview where they later died from their injuries. Police described the scene as “chaotic” and mistakenly thought it was a drive by shooting. It is now being described as a “disturbance.” No suspect description yet. #KOMOnews pic.twitter.com/nwLqN03TCvâ€” Joshua Morgan (@jmokomo) March 29, 2018