Shooting injures Kent man at apartment complex

A 19-year-old Kent man suffered a serious gunshot wound to his body during a dispute at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Waterford at the Lakes Apartments, 23400 61st Ave. S., in the Kent Valley.

Kent Police and medical personnel responded to the incident after several 911 calls were received about shots fired in the area, according to a Kent Police media release.

Witnesses told police about a disturbance in the parking lot at the apartments just prior to the gunshots. Several people were seen fleeing the area.

Officers surrounded the neighborhood and used a K-9 unit to search for the gunman but did not find him.

Detectives are trying to determine the cause of the disturbance as well as the identity of the gunman.

"We have a number of people that we are questioning," said Assistant Police Chief Pat Lowery.

Kent firefighters stabilized the gunshot victim at the scene. Paramedics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for further treatment. Additional details about his condition were unavailable.

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance to help solve the case. Anyone who was in the area of the Lakes neighborhood Tuesday evening and saw something is asked to call the Kent Police at 253-856-5808.

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