Two people were fatally shot Tuesday inside a room at the Kent Valley Motel, according to police.

Several people called 911 just after 10:20 p.m. and reported hearing gunshots from one of the rooms, with one caller telling a dispatcher, “there has been a murder,” Kent police said in a news release.

Officers responded to the motel in the 700 block of Central Avenue North and tried to provide aid, but the two victims, a 43-year-old Kent man and a 32-year-old woman from Alaska, already had died from their injuries, police said.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not identified them as of Wednesday.

Police have not yet identified a suspect, but they do not believe the shooting was random. Police ask anyone with information to call 253-856-5808 or email