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Man shot while filling up car at Renton gas station

Renton shooting May 15

A man was shot at a Shell Station early Thursday morning.

RENTON – A man was found shot multiple times at a gas station in Renton Thursday morning.

Renton Police said that the shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at the Shell gas station at South 3rd Street and Rainier Avenue South.  Police said the victim and his girlfriend drove up to the Shell station to fuel up. Witnesses then reported hearing six to seven gun shots and walked out of the gas station to find the man wounded man in his car.

There were several bullet holes in the window and side of the car, police reported.

The shooter is described as a black male, wearing a hoodie. The shooter may have gotten away in a car that was waiting nearby.

It is not known if the suspect and the victim exchanged gunfire.

Medics transported the wounded victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and he is undergoing surgery.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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7 comments

    • WhatChuTalkin'BoutWillis?

      Sometimes, the one’s who need to be fenced in, are the those who feel everyone in a specific neighborhood are “animals”. Civilians can (and do) live in the same environment, as the savages.

  • christina roberts

    what a surprise the race of the shooter disclosed, seattle times always leaves that out. I grew up in renton it was a nice clean little town. I was in the class of 1968 at renton high. We never used to lock our doors. now with increased diversity you cant go out after dark for gas. and forget walking you dog in the park, or even sittng in your car in you driveway. People who had nothing to do with the shooters have been killed doing those things. And you cant believe the litter. I have been in cleaner third world countries. and our police department stays busy shooting peoples pet and giving tickets for no seatbelt. Christina

    • guest

      the litter problem is mostly illegal Mexicans. that is my observation in the 28+ years I've been doing business in Renton.

      • larrbo

        I ride 8-10 buses 4 days a week to and from renton to the aquatic center at Rainier beach. Regarding the litter, I was beginning to think it was some kind of hip hop display of coolness. I see scores of students walking from renton hs to safeway and back daily. I can't remember seeing any mexican or asians casually throwing their garbage anywhere they happen to be when they decide they are finished stuffing their faces. I see black teens and some black adults littering every day I am out.
        Former metro driver.Rt. #"s 7, 106, 169, 107
        I am a white man I raised 3 black children and know live with their mother for the last 15 years