SEATAC, Wash. — A 22-year-old man was arrested following a double shooting at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac on Monday.
Two people drove themselves to St. Francis Hospital Monday after being shot in the park, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was found inside a car in the parking lot and was arrested without incident. The motive of the shooting remains under investigation.
Multiple witnesses called 911 to report the shooting near the lake including neighbors who live across the water.
A stray bullet hit Pam Reith’s door and traveled through her bathroom before hitting a closet.
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“I was just lying on the couch and all of a sudden I hear this 'ping, ping, ping, ping,'” she said. “I dropped to the ground. I rolled right off the couch and just laid flat on the floor."
Reith doesn't live close to Angle Lake Park but said the bullets sounded very close. She’s heard gunshots from her property before. This time, she saw it coming.
“I could actually see it traveling, skipping the water,” she said.
Reith, her roommate, and dog were not injured by the stray bullet.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says it’s unclear why the victims, whose identities were not released, drove themselves to a hospital about 11 miles away from the park. Officers arrived on the scene within minutes of the shooting, detectives said.
It’s possible the victims may have ties to Federal Way. Federal Way police met with the victims at St. Francis but did investigators did not explain why.
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