Police find bleeding man at confusing scene in Edmonds

by: Rick Price Updated:

EDMONDS, Wash. —

Edmonds police are questioning two men they’re calling persons of interest in a serious assault on a third man early Tuesday morning.

 Emergency dispatchers received a call at 2:21 a.m. reporting a disturbance at the Park Ballinger apartments near the corner of 76th Avenue West and 228th Street Southwest.

 When officers arrived, they found a man staggering out of the apartment parking lot, bleeding from obvious wounds on his face.  He collapsed almost immediately.  Police called an ambulance which took him to Harborview with serious injuries.  Initially, they called it in as a shooting, but they're not able to confirm that yet, and they haven't found a gun. 

 Officers did find a woman at the back of the apartment complex who police said was associated with the incident in some way, though she is not a suspect.  She walked to another ambulance, holding a young child.  KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price said he could see police talking to her inside.

 During the course of the investigation, police discovered two men they described as persons of interest and took them in for questioning. 

 It was a confusing scene for them.  Officers handcuffed another man, thinking he was involved, but later decided he wasn’t and released him.

 They found another man, apparently intoxicated, lying on the sidewalk across the street, but they said he wasn’t involved either, and they took him home.

 The incident is still under investigation.