2 shot outside Renton hookah bar

RENTON, Wash. — Officers responding to multiple reports of gunfire found a chaotic scene where two men were injured at a Renton hookah bar early Monday.

Officers arrived at Kazi’s Hookah Bar on Airport Way near Rainier Avenue South shortly after midnight after callers reported hearing at least 30 gunshots.  Callers also told dispatchers that suspects were possibly inside the bar with guns.



Police found a man in his mid-20s in the parking lot outside the bar with at least three gunshot wounds.

Officers gave medical aid to the man and worked to contain about 75 people inside and outside the business.

The man was later taken to Harborview Medical Center.

A short time later, police were notified of a gunshot victim at Valley Medical Center.

Investigators confirmed the 19-year-old man was also shot at Kazi’s.  His injuries were not life-threatening.

Multiple shell casings from several different weapons were recovered at the scene.