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Motorists exchange gunfire, then plowed into each other. Two hospitalized, police say

Multiple gunshots were fired in a rolling shootout before two cars crashed in Burien on Tuesday morning.
Multiple gunshots were fired in a rolling shootout before two cars crashed in Burien on Tuesday morning.

Two people were sent to the hospital after two cars exchanged gunfire in Burien and then one vehicle rammed the other Tuesday morning, according to King County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies heard gunfire near S.W. 126th and 1st Ave. S. shortly before 10 a.m., and saw a man in a convertible shooting at another car, according to a report from Q13.

When the deputies caught up with the two cars at S.W. 124th and 1st Ave. S., they saw that they’d plowed into each other. A third car was also hit during the crash. The driver from that vehicle had minor injuries and wasn’t transported to the hospital, according to a spokeswoman from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the convertible was ejected from his car, and the driver of the second car was also hurt. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to a tweet from the King County Sheriff’s Office public information account. A passenger from one of the suspect vehicles is also in custody, but not injured, police said.

Two guns were found at the scene, according to Q13.

Candice Ruud: 253-597-8441, @candiceruud

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