One dead in drive by shooting

Police are searching for information on the shooter

Thursday night a drive-by shooting in Renton killed one person, according to Renton Police Department. Their identity has not yet been released pending a medical examiner investigation.

The driver of the shot vehicle told police that around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, he and the victim, who was seated in the back, were driving northbound at the 300 block of Rainier Avenue South when multiple rounds were fired into the vehicle.

The driver fled north to Seattle before realizing the passenger was killed. The driver then called 911. Seattle Police Department arrived before Renton Police Department took over.

The driver and the victim were in a stolen vehicle from Renton, according to Renton police. That vehicle and several bullet casings found on Rainier Avenue South were impounded to evidence. The driver had no information on the shooter.

Renton police are asking for the public’s help on information related to this incident. Contact cedwards@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-7632 and reference Case 20-1531.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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