Woman shot, critically injured outside Kent hookah bar

Saturday night, Feb. 27 on the East Hill

A woman was shot and critically injured when someone fired a shot into a crowd during a fight late Saturday night, Feb. 27, in a parking lot near a Kent East Hill hookah bar.

Officers responded at about 11:40 p.m. to a reported shooting in the 25600 block of 102nd Place Southeast, according to Kent Police. Officers found a woman with a gunshot wound. Officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition.

Witnesses told police there was a fight in front of the hookah bar. An unknown person fired a gun into the crowd of people fighting. Police determined that the woman was just driving through the parking lot and not involved in the fight.

Detectives are trying to determine what led up to the fight. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the tip line at 253-856-5808, and reference case number 21-2348.

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