One man is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting in Burien early Tuesday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting followed a “disturbance between multiple subjects” in the 15300 block of Fourth Avenue Southwest, authorities said. A 27-year-old man died from his injuries. Another man, 30, is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Antonio Jones as the 27-year-old victim. He died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.
The shooting, which happened just before 1 a.m., was discovered almost immediately by a deputy who happened to be patrolling in the area and saw the 27-year-old lying by the side of the road, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.
The other man drove himself to Highline Medical Center in Burien before being transferred to Harborview, Abbott said.
The 30-year-old victim told police before he was taken to Harborview that there had been at least five people involved in the altercation, which escalated when “several people pulled out guns and began firing at each other,” Abbott said in a news statement.
Abbott said investigators with the Major Crimes unit are trying to piece together what happened and why. He said no suspects have been caught but there are cooperating witnesses.
Abbott said the shooting does not appear to be gang-related and detectives are attempting to contact three subjects who were with the two victims of the shooting.