Man, woman shot and injured inside Kent West Hill apartment

Suspect at large after early Thursday morning, June 29 shooting that police say wasn’t random


A man and a woman were shot and injured early Thursday morning, June 29 in Kent at an apartment complex on the West Hill.

Officers were dispatched at about 6:20 a.m. to the 2100 block of South 272nd Street in response to a 911 call of a shooting at that location, according to a Kent Police statement. The initial 911 caller said that a man had been shot in the head inside an apartment. The complex is just east of Pacific Highway South near the city border with Federal Way.

Officers and medical aid arrived within minutes and were directed to an apartment. Inside they located the original victim, an unresponsive 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head, according to police. Officers searched the apartment and located a second victim, a 30-year-old Kent woman, who had a gunshot wound to her torso. Both victims were transported to a local hospital.

Their current status is not known, according to police.

The reporting party said that he saw someone that might be a suspect leaving the area just after he heard what he thought were gunshots. Patrol officers set a perimeter around the area and requested a K-9 unit and air support. The person was not located, and it was later determined through witness interviews that there was evidence the person seen had left in a vehicle.

Kent Violent Crimes detectives arrived at the scene to take over the investigation. At this point the evidence collected indicates this was not a random incident, according to police.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Kent Police tip line 253-856-5808, email or call 911 and request to speak to an officer. Refer to case No. 23-8443.

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