Man found shot in chest at Renton apartment complex

RENTON, Wash. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the chest at a Renton apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Just before 2:15 a.m., officers were called to the 17100 block of 120th Terrace Southeast for a report of shots fired.

They found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, and is recovering in the intensive care unit there.

Several residents told KIRO 7 they heard two gunshots.

“I heard like shooting and like a car sped off. It kind of woke me up, I jumped and my son was like, ‘man, it’s getting bad here you know,’” said a resident.

Investigators were seen inspecting one of the buildings in the back.

“This was some kind of an altercation between males who knew each other, both of whom were associated with one of the residents of one of these apartments, and that the shooting itself actually occurred in the apartment,” said Det. Robert Onishi with the Renton Police Department.

Residents say there’s constantly something happening in the apartments.

“I’ve heard rumors, you know, that this is kind of a rough spot… It makes me feel unsafe, you know, and kind of worried because I go to work in the morning and he’s still at home, plus it’s Christmas time so he’s out of school so it makes me nervous,” said a resident.

The motive behind the shooting has yet to be determined, and as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police had not arrested anyone.