SKYWAY, Wash. — The hunt is on for the suspects after a shooting in Skyway early Sunday morning left two people dead and several others injured. A mother is pleading for answers as investigators piece together why a party among a group of motorcycle enthusiasts went so terribly wrong.
The shooting happened at the Family Motorcycle Club on Renton Avenue South just after 4 a.m. Sunday. A night of partying for some motorcycle enthusiasts ended with two people dead and five people injured, including Marcia Bowens' 28-year-old son.
She said her son, her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend drove from Vancouver to the Family Motorcycle Club on Saturday night. Only her daughter's boyfriend was a member of the club. Her daughter told her he was at the center of a dispute.
"My daughter said that he was arguing with somebody," Bowens said. "Somebody walked up and started arguing with him and he started arguing back with them. And the next thing, she said, bullets started flying."
One of the bullets, Bowens said, struck her son.
"Yes," she said. "Innocent person."
Her daughter got both men into her vehicle and drove to a McDonald's a mile away. But her boyfriend who was 24-years-old, didn't survive.
"It's just really sad how an innocent person can get just taken from this earth," Bowens said. "She told me that he died in her car."
That left King County Sheriff's Office detectives with more than one crime scene to investigate.
"Deputies were en route to the scene," said Sgt. Ryan Abbott. "And as they were arriving, we were getting calls that the victims of the shooting had been transported in cars to different locations."
The second fatality was a 36-year-old man. Another man was shot but is expected to live, another was injured in an accident as he tried to escape and two people in the club suffered panic attacks.
When KIRO 7 asked Harborview Medical Center about the condition of Bowens' son, the nursing supervisor said the staff had been instructed not to release any information about shooting victims who may or may not be there.
King County sheriff's detectives said they should have more information on Monday.
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