KENT, Wash. – Two people were killed in what police say was a random shooting at a gas station Wednesday morning.
Police arrested a suspect on Wednesday evening.
It happened before 9 a.m. at a Shell gas station and Wendy's restaurant at the corner of S. 212th Street and 64th Avenue S. It's one of the busiest intersections in the city during the morning.
A gas station customer said two young black men in a black Cadillac parked awkwardly at a gas pump. The passenger went into the store and an argument took place. The passenger then started arguing with two men outside the store.
That's when the driver allegedly pulled a gun and fired several shots.
"I heard something about laughing and he said 'I just got out of prison. I'm not afraid to shoot you,'" said a witness. "This other guy comes up, fists are going and dude he has a gun. Everyone hits the floor and it was like firecrackers pop pop pop."
Witnesses say the shooter fired multiple rounds before getting in a car with another man and taking off. Customers at the gas station and a nearby restaurant took cover and ran for safety.
By afternoon, police had detained two men for questioning, and later arrested one of those men in connection with the shooting. Investigators impounded two vehicles that may be linked. Police were also looking at surveillance video and may release it later. Police aren't releasing any other details, but they do say the incident appears to be a random killing.
Meanwhile, friends started coming by to leave flowers and talk about the victims, whom they describe as friendly and caring. We are not releasing the names of the two victims because the medical examiner is still in the process of identifying their loved ones.
Contributing: Amy Moreno, Jake Whittenberg and Natalie Swaby, KING 5 News