8 wounded in shooting at Seattle-area car show

Authorities say eight people have been wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Kent, Wash., south of Seattle.
Police officers talk with people in front of a shopping centre on Pacific Highway in Kent, Wash., after seven people were taken to hospital following a shooting at a low-rider car show on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/Associated Press)


  • Wounded have non-life threatening injuries

Authorities say eight people have been wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Kent, Wash., south of Seattle.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon during a low-rider car show.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said six men and two women were admitted to the hospital Saturday with non-life threatening injuries.

"They're all in satisfactory condition," she said. "All conscious and talking."

She said ages of the wounded ranged from 14 to 32. The victims, she said, were hit in the legs and chest, among other places.

No one died.

Adriana Velazquez, a manager at a restaurant in the shopping centre, said she saw two people on the ground after the shooting. She said she didn't hear the gunshots but was told by an off-duty police officer dining at the restaurant to hide in the back of the restaurant along with customers.

Kent police Sgt. Jarod Kasner told a Seattle television station that the shootings may have been gang-related.

KOMO News also reported that no one had been arrested.