Crime

Man killed in shooting near Sea-Tac Airport

Emergency responders work at the scene of a fatal shooting Thursday near Sea-Tac Airport.
Emergency responders work at the scene of a fatal shooting Thursday near Sea-Tac Airport.

Authorities are questioning a man seen running from the area where a man was fatally shot near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Thursday afternoon.

The shooting occurred near South 154th Street and 24th Avenue South, according to King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

As of 6:30 p.m., investigators were questioning a man who ran into some woods. Authorities spotted him from a helicopter, and SWAT officers moved in to hold him for questioning, she said.

It’s unclear at this point he’s involved in the shooting, West said.

“We have a lot more questions than answers right now,” she said.

Medics found the victim on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds when they arrived after 4:13 p.m., West said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

-The Seattle Times

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