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King County Sheriff
Mitzi Johanknecht

Burien man shot and killed


(C17017977) A 21 year old Burien man was shot and killed outside of a convenience store in Burien early Wednesday morning. Detectives believe at least two shooters were involved.


The incident happened around 1230am when police received numerous 911 calls of shot being fired in the area of the AM/PM at SW136 and Ambaum Blvd.  When police arrived they found the victim in the parking with at least one gunshot wound.   Medics attempted treatment but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives said prior to the shooting the victim was at the store and appeared to be waiting for someone.  At least two suspects approached the area and shot at him.  The suspects then ran behind the store and jumped into and unknown vehicle and fled.

Detectives are investigating if this shooting is gang related or connected to the Federal Way and Seattle homicides that occurred within hours of this shooting.