One person dead following dispute, shooting at Kent cemetery

KENT, Wash. — One person is dead following a dispute that led to a shooting at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent.

Police were called at around 5:30 p.m. to the 1000 block of Reiten Road for a reported shooting.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds.

Lifesaving measures were performed but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said initial information indicates a dispute had broken out among a group of people before gunfire erupted.

After shots rang out, the group fled the area, investigators said.

Chopper 7 flew over the scene, where a number of evidence markers were scattered on the ground.

Police said they have limited information at this time and believe it was not a random act.

They are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 253-856-5808 or email kentpolicetips@kentwa.gov.