Federal Way police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Kent man killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday.
The name of the teen has not yet been released.
The man was found after police and South King Fire & Rescue responded about 4:25 p.m to the shooting at Pacific Highway South and South Dash Point Road.
Responders found the victim, shot multiple times, on the sidewalk and were unable resuscitate him, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.
The intersection was busy at the time of the shooting, she said.
“There were buses at the location, lots of traffic at the intersection, businesses,” she said. “We’re hoping that all of that will work in our favor to identify (a suspect), either through video surveillance or witnesses.”
“The preliminary investigation has led us to believe he was definitely targeted,” she said.
But police do not yet know a motive. They had previous criminal-related contacts with the victim, Schrock said.
Sherri Buller, who lives near the shooting scene, told The News Tribune she heard what she thought was a car backfiring Tuesday.
“About five to seven minutes later I heard a (siren),” she said.