Police search for shooting suspect near Renton High School

Police search for shooting suspect near Renton High School

The shooting victim was pronounced dead by police

The person shot in this case is now dead, police state. They were shot while in their vehicle, and it does not appear random according to Renton police.

Renton High School lockdown has ended. At about 2:45 p.m. Renton schools posted on social media that the nearby police activity ended and students are being released.

The incident did not involve and Renton students. School buses will be late due to release delay but other after school activities will proceed as usual.

Renton Police have released a photo of the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous. They appear to be wearing a black puffy jacket, light gray sweatpants and in their 20s or 30s. If spotted residents are asked to call 911 immediately.

The shooting occurred at the 100 block of Rainier Avenue South between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Any local businesses with surveillance footage during that time are asked to contact Renton police and reference case #20-2847.

Original story below:

A shooting on Rainier Avenue South near Renton High School has placed the school on lockdown while Renton police search for the suspect.

Police tweeted that the shooting, at the 100 block of Rainier Avenue left one man with a gunshot wound. They are asking residents to avoid the area as numerous officers are on scene and a K9 track for the suspect is actively underway.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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