Teen killed in Kent shooting identified, suspected shooter still at large
KENT, Wash. -- The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Kent as Duane Tyson Jr., 19, of Kent. The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, near the Bryson Square Apartments.
Surveillance video from a convenience store shows police arriving at the shooting scene Wednesday night as one victim collapses outside the store - across from apartment complex.
" I'm sick to my stomach. I didn't sleep all night. I didn't eat this morning," said a Bryson Square Apartments resident who did not want to be identified.
The resident has surveillance cameras on his unit that captured a group of about 12 people lingering outside the building.
They stood around for a while then trickled into the street and eventually out of view from the camera.
"And then I just hear pop, pop, pop and everybody starts running," the resident said.
After the shots were fired, at least nine people ran back into the camera's frame, toward the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Neighbors say the men took off when they heard police sirens in the area. Some of the men could be seen helping a victim who collapsed in the parking lot.
When officers arrived they found two people had been shot: Tyson had been hit in the chest and died at the scene, and a 17-year-old boy was injured and taken to the hospital.
Another 17-year-old boy was injured when he got hit by a vehicle leaving the scene.
Both injured teens were listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center on Thursday.
"I just don't understand why. Why could this happen?" said a woman who lives at the complex.
Police said the shooting is possibly gang-related but they're still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
Meanwhile, neighbors are frustrated. They say shots were fired at the complex a few nights ago and believe it's the same people.
"These kids are killing each other. These kids are killing each other. That's my biggest concern," the resident said.
Kent Police have not released any information about a suspect.