Sheriff's Office: Still no motive after shooting at biker club party in Skyway
SKYWAY, Wash. -- A shootout early Sunday morning left two people dead and several others injured at a motorcycle club gathering in Skyway.
Yellow tape, yellow placards and shells casings were all over a back parking lot between the Skyway VFW and "The Family Clubhouse" in the 12600 block of Renton Avenue South.
Neighbors and nearby businesses say a motorcycle club often gathers at the clubhouse.
Emil Minerich owns Skyway Models right next door.
"I got a call from the detective this morning," Minerich said.
As Minerich was getting ready to go to church, he got the call to head straight to his shop. When he got there, he saw all the investigators and evidence markers.
"It was quite a bit," Minerich said.
Minerich says the motorcycle club gets together at night and every weekend.
"Is in the evening when they start, more intense partying and stuff. Things may happen," he said.
Four people were shot early Sunday morning when a large fight broke out during a gathering.
One of the shooting victims, a 24-year-old man, later showed up at a McDonald's in Renton about a mile away.
"I'm guessing they're trying to get to an area where they can try and get help, maybe out of the area that's chaotic," King County Sheriff's Office sgt. Ryan Abbott said. "But I didn't know that for a fact. It ended up that officers ended up finding them here (McDonald's). Unfortunately, they weren't able to save his life here."
A 36-year-old man died after being taken to a local hospital by a relative.
The two other shooting victims are expected to survive.
In all the chaos, three more people were hurt. That includes a person hurt in a car accident and two others who had panic attacks.
Minerich says there's been trouble with members of the motorcycle club before. About two years ago around Christmas time, someone else was shot and killed.
"It's terrible," Minerich said.
The Sheriff's Office says deputies have been called out to the area before for other incidents. As for the shooting Sunday morning, investigators still don't have a motive and do not have a suspect description to share yet.