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Police: Five people shot dead at Federal Way apartment complex

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on April 22, 2013 at 12:23 am |
April 22, 2013 7:20 am

UPDATE as of 1:40 a.m. Police are not looking for any suspects at this time, Schrock said. Police are interviewing witnesses. Eight Federal Way officers fired upon the man who reached for the gun, and will be placed on administrative leave, per procedure, while the shooting is investigated, Schrock said.

The exact address and name of the complex appears to be the Pinewood Village Apartments, 33311 18th Ln. S. The ages of the deceased were not immediately available, but Schrock said all were adults.

UPDATE as of 12:25 a.m. A fifth person, an adult woman, was found shot in a different apartment in the complex and has died, Schrock said. Police are still searching the apartments, she said. The area is not an active shooting scene, she said. “We still don’t have any idea what started this fight,” she said.

INITIAL POST: Four people were fatally shot at a Federal Way apartment complex tonight, according to police.

Officers responded to a 911 call about shots fired at the Pinewood Apartment complex about 9:30 p.m. near Pacific Highway South and 330th Street.

When they arrived, officers heard shots fired, and saw two men down in the parking lot, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

As officers approached to help them, one of the men reached for a gun the officers had not seen, and was fatally shot by several Federal Way police officers, Schrock said. While securing the scene, officers found a third man dead in the parking lot who had been shot, she said.

A fourth man was found in the same condition inside one of the apartments when officers did a door to door search, Schrock said.

Police have not made any arrests, and are looking for witnesses, she said.

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