Boy, 17, fatally shot in Kent in exchange of gunfire identified | Update

Shooting between subjects in vehicles Feb. 20 along East Valley Highway near South 180th Street

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday night, Feb. 20 in Kent along East Valley Highway, just south of South 180th Street.

Mohamed-Amin Farah died of a gunshot wound of the head while riding in a vehicle and the manner of death is homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office Feb. 22 report.

Initial indications are that subjects in two separate vehicles exchanged gunfire, causing the injury to the teen, according to a Feb. 21 Kent Police news release.

Officers were dispatched at about 9:38 p.m. to the Valley Medical Center in Renton after hospital staff called 911 to report Farah with a bullet wound to his head, according to police. Dispatch advised that the teen had been dropped off by two unidentified males who then fled the area.

Hospital staff provided lifesaving medical aid, but Farah did not survive his injuries.

Officers located witnesses and evidence that Farah was shot on East Valley Highway, just south of South 180th Street, in Kent near the city border of Renton.

Detectives responded to the scene and are conducting an extensive investigation.

If you have any information about this incident or the subjects involved, contact the Kent Police Department by calling the KPD tipline at 253-856-5808 or email KPDTipLine@kentwa.gov. Call 911 with time sensitive tips and/or if you have information about the identity of any of the involved subjects.

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