Two men were injured in a shootout at the Chevron in the 5100 block of Auburn Way North. Courtesy Photo, Auburn Police

Two men were injured in a shootout at the Chevron in the 5100 block of Auburn Way North. Courtesy Photo, Auburn Police

Two men injured in shootout at Auburn Chevron; one man fled to Kent

Confrontation between the two men reportedly led to shooting Sept. 19 along Auburn Way North

Two men reportedly injured each other in a shootout Tuesday evening, Sept. 19 in Auburn.

At about 6 p.m., Auburn Police responded to a Chevron in the 5100 block of Auburn Way North, just south of South 277th Street, for reports of shots fired, according to an Auburn Police media release.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Upon investigation, it was quickly discovered that another man found in Kent also had been shot. Detectives were soon able to put the pieces together and it was determined that these two people reportedly had shot at each other in the parking lot of the Chevron, according to police.

One of the shooters was standing outside the car, while the other was inside. A confrontation began between the two, which led to shots being fired, according to police. The shooter in the car drove off and was later found in Kent, while the other shooter remained at the scene. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives do not believe this was a random shooting and are trying to figure out the connection between the two, according to police.

According to Kent Police, officers responded at about 6:05 p.m. to the 400 block of Ramsay Way at the Kent Station shopping center, in response to multiple 911 calls of a shooting subject needing assistance.

Multiple officers quickly arrived in the area and located the man. Officers determined that he had several wounds and immediately began to provide lifesaving aid. Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority personnel arrived on scene and took over medical aid.

Auburn Police did not release ages or hometowns of the two men.

If you have any information about this shooting, contact the Auburn Police Department tip line at 253-288-7403.

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