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May 9, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Federal Way man shot during argument with brother-in-law

A 61-year-old man was arrested by Federal Way police after he called 911 to report that he’d shot his brother-in-law during an argument this morning, police said.

The 52-year-old victim was shot once in the abdomen, but was alert and conscious when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to police.

Federal Way Police Chief Stan McCall said the cause of the argument was not immediately known.

The shooting happened inside a private residence in the 31400 block of 10th Avenue South around 7:30 a.m.

Federal Way High School, in close proximity to the shooting, was placed in “lock-down” as a precaution. The lock-down was lifted once the situation was understood, police said.

The Federal Way Police Department is investigating to determine the facts and circumstances of the case.

Police said the shooting Friday morning was not related to a fatal shooting on Wednesday night. The body of a man in his 20s was found in the parking lot of the Silver Shadow Apartments on Pacific Highway South, and people were seen running from the area.

McCall said on Friday that while no arrests had been made in the Wednesday shooting, investigators were working around the clock following leads.

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