2 injured after shootout with undercover officers in Lowe's parking lot in Kent

KENT, Wash. — Two suspects were injured in a shootout with undercover officers in Kent Friday night.

Shots were exchanged in a Lowe's parking lot.

Officials said Friday there was an ATF operation underway, joint with local and federal law enforcement officers.

Police said undercover officers had arranged to buy illegal guns from a seller.

The suspects tried to rob the undercover officers during the arranged sale.

A shootout then occurred, near the Lowe's at 24030 Pacific Hwy S. in Kent.

Police units were on the scene around 6:30 p.m.

One suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Another suspect was injured after fleeing and being struck by a car.

All of the involved officers are OK.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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