UPDATE 8 p.m.: A man in his 20s was shot and killed in North Burien Thursday afternoon, June 3, 2021, the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

The shooting happened in the vicinity of S. 120th Street and 5th Ave S. (map below) near the Beverly Park neighborhood in North Burien, just west of SR 509.

The first call came in at around 2:15 p.m.

Upon arrival, police located a single vehicle collision. The 20-year old male driver of the vehicle appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound prior to the collision.

Despite lifesaving efforts, he died from him injuries.

Reports are that the victim may have been shot while driving, before crashing into a fence outside a home. Residents thought it was just an accident at first, but it turns out that he had been shot.

North Highline Fire, King County Medic One and the Guardian One helicopter also responded.

Investigators were on-scene for several hours, and traffic on 5th Ave S. was blocked at 4th Place S., S. 116th and S. 120th.

At this point, the suspect is unknown. Please contact detectives on scene or call 206-296-3311 if you have any information related to this event.

As we gather more information, we’ll update this post (refresh page to see the latest).

Below are photos from the scene courtesy Steve O’Kelley:


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