The Kent Police Department in investigating a fatal, double shooting incident that happened Wednesday afternoon, July 17 in the 23400 block of 104th Ave SE on Kent’s east hill (map below).

A man and woman were found shot, and both succumbed to their injuries.

Police say that at approximately 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Kent Patrol Units responded to reports of a shooting incident.

When officers arrived in the area, contact was made with an adult female lying on the ground and an adult male lying nearby with a gun in his hand. Both sustained gunshot wounds.

The female, a Kent resident, was non responsive, and life saving efforts were performed; however she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The male, also a Kent resident, was also non responsive, and life saving efforts were performed. However, the male was pronounced dead at the scene as well.

At this time, police believe there are no others involved in this incident.

“Investigators are still gathering information from witnesses, and are collecting evidence from the scene,” police said. “They are working to clarify the events that led to this shooting incident.”

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