BURIEN, Wash. - King County Sheriff's deputies said a gunshot victim crashed his car into the front yard of a home Thursday afternoon in Burien, Washington.
Medics at the scene near 120th St. and 5th Ave. found that the driver had been shot. He died at the scene.
Burien Police, contracted through the sheriff's office, said they had received reports of a fight and shooting at a nearby business shortly before the crash.
People who live near the crime scene said the incident is unsettling.
"You hope that you don’t see this in the neighborhood where people are getting shot. But guns are so easy to fire and so hard to take that bullet back," said Charles Fieldson, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1983.
Sgt. Tim Meyer, public information officer, said this shooting is one of at least a dozen in the county so far this year.
"There have been too many instances of gun violence," said Meyer. "Everyone needs to have peace and safety in their communities and that’s important. And gun violence just shatters that. Whether it’s the event that we have here, or other events in southeast king county, north king county—there is no part of our communities that have been untouched by this."
There were no other reports of injuries. Major Crimes detective are investigating.
No further details have been released.
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