Drive-by shooting critically injures man on east hill early Thursday

Kent Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on the east hill that critically injured a man early Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.

Police say that at around 6:20 a.m., they responded to the 12700 block of SE 274th Street (map below) for a report of a possible drive-by shooting on the east hill of Kent.

Officers responded and discovered a 29-year old Kent man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his chest.

Kent Police and Fire personnel initiated immediate medical aid and transported the male to the hospital for further care.

Preliminary information suggests that this is not a random act and that this incident is related to illegal drug activity.

“Our detectives continue to gather information from witnesses and have collected evidence from the scene to clarify the circumstances that led to this incident.”



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