Police investigate shooting at Kent Station; mayor posts video message, calling ‘it a senseless act’ of violence

Teen transported with non-life threatening injuries

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 11:36pm
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Kent Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at Kent Station around 12:40 p.m. Monday and found an 18-year old male victim inside a store with gunshot wounds to his arm and abdomen.

He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A Kent Police K9 and Kent officers responded to the scene to look for the suspects. During the K9 track two subjects were located and arrested based on warrants for their arrest. It is unclear if they are associated with this shooting incident, police said.

Kent detectives responded to the scene to take over the investigation. The events leading up to the shooting at this time are unknown, but it does not appear to be a random act, police said. They are continuing to collect evidence and talk with witnesses.

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph posted a video on Facebook on Monday afternoon, saying “it is a senseless act of random violence. The people involved knew each other, and it was targeted. Our public is not at risk. Again, this is not a random event.”

James Street from Fourth Avenue to Central Ave was closed for a while.

Kent Police are asking anyone with information to call 911, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Kent Police tip line at 253-856-5808.

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