EDMONDS, Wash. -- A chaotic and tragic scene unfolded along the crowded Edmonds waterfront midday Saturday when a man shot his sister in the torso and then took his own life.
According to Edmonds Police Public Information Officer Josh McClure, officers responded about 11:45 a.m. to the parking lot of Arnies Restaurant in the 300 block of Admiral Way.
When they arrived, they found a man in his 50s dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A woman in her 40s had also been shot in the torso. She was given life-saving measures at the scene and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she's currently listed in stable condition.
Investigators believe the man and woman are siblings and had planned to meet at Arnies Restaurant for some type of family gathering. The woman was either inside or right outside her vehicle, with her husband and 10-12-year-old child still in the vehicle, when a brief confrontation happened and her brother shot her.
He shot and killed himself shortly after, McClure said.
McClure said the shooting unfolded quickly, and the scene was especially chaotic because it happened in broad daylight along a crowded waterfront in Edmonds.
The man's body remained in the parking lot of Arnies Saturday afternoon, waiting on the Medical Examiner's Office to claim it.
“It looked like a lot of chaos down here,” said Ashley Young.
Young manages a beauty parlor near the scene of the shooting. She says two clients were in her studio when the shooting started.
Young says she heard the gunshots and everyone inside took cover
“Shaky, scary, not an area where you think you’d hear gunshots,” she said.
Young says this incident makes her feel differently about the neighborhood where she spent her entire life.
Police have not released the name of either the suspect or the victim.