Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Man, 31, shot in leg in Federal Way

Circumstances leading up to shooting are unclear, police say.

A 31-year-old man was shot in the leg on Tuesday afternoon in Federal Way, marking the third shooting in five days.

Around 2 p.m. Sept. 7, Federal Way officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 33100 block of Pacific Highway South, said Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.

On scene, officers found a 31-year-old man who had been shot in the leg. Officers provided aid until medics and South King Fire & Rescue crews arrived. The man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are unclear, Schwan said. The suspect is described as a Pacific Islander man, he added.

In unrelated shooting incidents, two men were shot near a Federal Way grocery store on Sept. 6 and the suspects were not found. On Sept. 3, an officer was ambushed and shot at by an unknown suspect.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Well-Fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Lemon-lime meringue pie

Lemon-lime meringue pie (makes 9-inch pie, 8 servings) By Vickie Chynoweth Ingredients… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of South Sound News.
Boy shoots brother, 9, inside Federal Way apartment

The 9-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

File photo
Group of girls attack, pepper spray mother and daughter | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 11-17.

The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center brings opportunity, access to south Puget Sound students

An official ribbon cutting for the Federal Way campus was held on May 13.

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.
Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

File photo.
King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

Early design renderings of Memorial Stadium renovations (Screenshot from March 22 Federal Way School Board presentation)
Here’s how you can get a sneak peek at the new Federal Way Memorial Field

FWPS to host open house showcasing renovations May 19.

Most Read