King County sheriff’s deputies believe that a double shooting in Boulevard Park on Wednesday may have been a murder-suicide.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said that deputies believe that a man distraught over a break-up with his girlfriend shot at the woman’s house. It’s unclear whether the passenger in the car was killed intentionally by the driver or by a stray bullet, West said.
Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of South 102nd Street at 1:30 a.m. for a report of gunfire. When deputies arrived at the home they found a car running in the front yard with a driver and passenger inside; both had been shot in the head. The driver still had a gun in his hand, West said.
The passenger, a 23-year-old man from Seattle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, also 23 of Seattle, was transported to Harborview Medical Center and later died.
West said that two other houses nearby had also been struck by gunfire around the same time. No one was hurt.
The names of the driver and passenger haven’t been released.