Two Teens Shot And Killed In Burien Police search for suspects March 29, 2018
Top image: Chronicle file photo. Bottom: portion of tweet from K.C. Sheriff’s office about 10 pm Wednesday night that was first notice of shooting of two people in Burien.
(BURIEN, WA.) – Gunfire erupted on the streets of Burien Wednesday night during the 9 pm hour. When it was over, two teenage girls lay critically wounded.
King County Sheriff’s office officials say they were rushed to Harborview Medical Center’s trauma unit in Seattle. Both later expired due to the severity of their wounds. The ages of the girls was not immediately known.
As of early Thursday morning police were searching for the killer or killers. No descriptions of suspects or suspect vehicles were immediately released.
It happened around 9:30 pm. Sheriff’s deputies were called on a report of “shots fired” to an apartment complex in the 13900 block of Ambaum Blvd NW. When they got there they found the wounded teens in a parking lot as well as what one TV station report described as “a chaotic scene with people running around.”
A sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott told reporters at the scene that at first deputies thought the girls may have been injured in a drive-by shooting but later came to believe the shooting was the result of some sort of disturbance that erupted in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Officers were interviewing witnesses late into the night to get a better understanding of what happened. More information is expected from investigators today.