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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Gunman sought in 2 shootings in Issaquah

John McKay

Police say 48-year-old John McKay of Renton shot and wounded two people in separate shootings in Renton and near Issaquah.

McKay is at-large and considered armed and dangerous, said Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers.

McKay was last seen driving a rental car, a black 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, with Oregon license plate 025FJQ. He is white, 5-feet-9, 220 pounds and is balding with green eyes. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

McKay is suspected of shooting a man in Renton about 2:30 Saturday afternoon, and pistol-whipping two other people, all at his former wife’s home in the 4100 block of Northeast Fifth Street. The shooting victim is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Mark Martinez, who lives next door, said he came home to find the victim lying on his back porch.

“There’s blood and medical supplies all over my back porch,” he told KING-TV.

McKay then apparently drove to unincorporated King County near Issaquah, where he kicked down the door of his former mother-in-law’s house in the 13400 block of 209th Avenue Southeast. He chased her into the backyard and shot her, said King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

A neighbor called police at around 2:55.

The woman is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, though her injuries do not appear life-threatening, West said.

McKay may have used aliases, Vickers said.

The King County Sherrif’s office is investigating a shooting at a home in the13400 block of 209th Avenue Southeast near Issaquah Saturday evening. The suspect is John McKay, a white male, who kicked down his ex-mother law’s door down and shot her. The victim is in critical condition at Harborview. The suspect has not been caught and is considered armed and dangerous. (Photo by Colin Diltz / The Seattle Times)

 

 

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