Woman shoots man in head at Kent strip mall parking lot

Kent Police were still trying to figure out Wednesday what led to a woman shooting and injuring a 23-year-old Kent man on Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot at a Panther Lake neighborhood strip mall.

Officers arrived at about 12:21 p.m. in response to 911 calls that a man had been shot, according to a Kent Police media release. Police found the man lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his head.

Paramedics transported the man to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday night, the man remained unconscious, said Kent Police spokesman Jarod Kasner.

The woman, 24, of Tacoma, fled the scene but later turned herself in to Tacoma Police. Kent detectives went to Tacoma to take her into custody in connection with the shooting.

"We do not know the true relationship of the two or what caused this incident to unfold," Kasner said.

Initial reports indicated the man and woman may have known each other because they were seen walking together when the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses about the shooting, including several believed to have critical information about the case, Kasner said.


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