Two men injured in highway shooting

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:22pm
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Two men were injured in a shooting near the Interstate 405 and State Route 518 interchange on Monday evening.

Officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots in the area just before 7:10 p.m, according to a media release from the Tukwila Police Department.

A man in his 50s was shot in the arm and taken by ambulance to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A second victim, a man in his 20s, was found in a vehicle on northbound I-405 near the West Valley Highway exit, police reported. He was shot in the leg and taken by a passer-by to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police determined the first victim was an uninvolved motorist that was not specifically targeted by gunfire. Officers are trying to determine if the second victim was specifically targeted or if he was also an innocent motorist, according to the release.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Tukwila Police dispatch non-emergency line at 253-852-2121.

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