One man was killed and another injured after a shooting outside a SeaTac motel late Wednesday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were called about 10 p.m. to a Motel 6 in the 18900 block of 47th Avenue South after several guests reported hearing a fight and gunshots.
One man, who has not been identified, was found dead in the parking lot.
Another man was shot in the back by a stray bullet as he stepped out of the shower in his room. He was not involved in the incident.
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Investigators said the gunman, who is not in custody, did not know the victims.
The victim killed in the parking lot was in town with two co-workers working on a construction project, sheriff’s spokesman Cindi West said.
His co-workers heard the victim arguing in the parking lot before the gunman pulled out a handgun and shot him twice in the chest.
Witnesses said the gunman then got into a dark-colored, older car. He was described as a black man in his 20s wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
The man who was shot in his room is reportedly in good condition.
Still wearing his hospital gown, he told KIRO-TV that he’s lucky to be alive and is glad his mother, who was also in their first-floor motel room, wasn’t hurt.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Department at 206-296-3311.