Two shot, one killed at party in Burien

A Maple Valley man was killed, a Newcastle man was injured after exchanging gunfire.

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a shooting just before 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Burien.

A 18-year-old man from Maple Valley died and a 17-year-old man from Newcastle was taken to Harborview Medical Center. He is in stable condition.

Deputies arrived to the Alcove Apartments near South 120th Street and 1st Avenue South where they found one man who appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds and another who had been shot in the leg.

According to a media release from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies learned there had been a party in a vacant unit and the two men had left the party and gone into a hallway.

The release added, an argument was overheard and then gunshots.

“Evidence at the scene indicates the men shot at each other,” Sgt. Cindi West, media relations, wrote in the release.

No motive has been determined.

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