Two women shot after altercation late on 4th of July


Monday night (July 4) around 11:30 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two women shot near S. 112th St. and 1st Ave S. (map below).

Police say that the women were with a group of people lighting off fireworks at that location. Witnesses said a white car was driving erratically back and forth in between the area where the group was lighting fireworks. When the vehicle stopped nearby, a man from the group approached the vehicle to yell at the driver to stop driving recklessly.

An altercation occurred between the man and two people in the car. During the altercation shots rang out and two women in the group were shot. It is unknown at this time if the shots came from the occupants of the car.

The woman who was shot in the back is a pregnant, 24-year old Burien woman. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center, and is in serious but stable condition. The other woman, 46, from Seattle, was taken to Highline Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her foot.

The vehicle in the altercation is described as a white older model sedan occupied by two females.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.


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