Renton homicide victim shot before car caught fire

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 11:46 AM

A man was found shot to death in a burning car in Renton Friday morning.

Riddled with bullets, Renton Police said the Mini Cooper was found with its wheels spinning and engine revving before it burst into flames near the parking lot of an apartment complex. Police said they found 16 shell casings at the scene.

“We believe there was at least two weapons,” said Detective Robert Onishi with Renton Police. Onishi could not say whether the victim may have also been one of the shooters.

The victim has only been identified as a 26-year-old man from Renton. In a separate incident, police said he was also a victim of a shooting that took place in May.

No suspects have been arrested.

Detectives have been on scene since the car was found just before 1:00 a.m. on the 300 block of Sunset Boulevard.

They believe the man was shot in the parking lot, then the car rolled backward down a short embankment and caught fire.

Neighbors who live at the Crestview Apartments didn't recognize the car as belonging to any tenant.

 

 

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