Police gather around the Mobile Command Center set up the Tukwila Community Center following a shooting in the city’s Allentown neighborhood on Monday. Heidi Sanders/Tukwila Reporter

Tukwila Police look for answers in Monday’s shooting

Tukwila Police on Tuesday were searching for answers in shooting in the city's Allentown neighborhood on Monday.

Tukwila Police on Tuesday were searching for answers in shooting in the city’s Allentown neighborhood on Monday.

At about 11:20 a.m. on Monday, police responded to the 12200 block of 44th Avenue South after a man, who had a gunshot wound in his face and neck area, was found by a friend in front of the residence.

“We found blood that indicates he was shot in the home,” Tukwila Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Murphy said in an email Tuesday morning.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Murphy said he believes the man will survive.

Witnesses reported seeing two men running away from the scene, but police were not able to find the men and do not know if they were suspects or witnesses in the shooting.

“We are still trying to figure out who did it and why,” Murphy said.

Valley SWAT was called to the scene Monday afternoon. Police thought people were inside the residence and not responding to commands from officers, but it turned out the house was not occupied.

“A TV was on and that must be what led people to think someone was hiding inside and not coming out,” Murphy said.


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