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One man killed, another critically injured at Eastwind Motel shooting

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 6:35 a.m. on Sunday, July 18.

One man died and another was critically injured after a shooting at the Eastwind Motel on July 18.

At about 6:35 a.m. July 18, officers responded to reports of a shooting near the 33200 block of Pacific Highway South. Upon arrival, police found two people had been shot, according to Cmdr. Casey Jones of Federal Way Police.

One victim was a 34-year-old man who died as a result of his injuries from the shooting, despite life-saving efforts by police and medics, Jones said.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Julius R. McClelland. His cause of death was a gunshot wound of a lower extremity and it has been ruled a homicide.

The second victim is a 28-year-old man who was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said early information indicates the two men knew each other and were amid a dispute. At some point, both men were shot, however it is unclear who fired the gun.

There are no outstanding suspects, Jones said.




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