Federal Way teen in critical condition after shooting on Kent's West Hill

A 17-year-old Federal Way boy remained in critical condition Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a shooting and fight April 18 on the West Hill of Kent that also injured another teen-age boy and two Kent men.

Kent Police responded to a report of a fight at about 9:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of South 256th Place where officers found the Federal Way boy lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face. The boy remained in critical condition, said Lisa Price, police spokeswoman.

Two Kent men, ages 37, also were hit by gunshots. They were treated and released at local hospitals. A 17-year-old Kent boy sustained a shoulder injury during the initial fight. He also was treated and released.

As of Wednesday, detectives were trying to sort out the details about what led to the fight between the four victims and an undetermined number of suspects who police had not yet tracked down.

"We are still pursuing leads about what led to the argument," Price said in a phone interview. "There are several other individuals involved, but we are still seeking more information. We do know it was not a random shooting."

The two groups involved in the fight did know each other, Price said. She said there was no indication of any gang-related ties to the fight.

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