Another Shooting near Westway Community Center in Federal Way Leaves One Dead


Police state that around 9 p.m. someone possibly fired shots from a passing vehicle fatally injuring one male.

Federal Way, WA:

Preliminary information from Federal Way Police Department Commander Kurt Schwan.

Just after 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the Westway neighborhood of Federal Way. The incident occurred at the community park, located in the 2400 block of Southwest 334th Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a male in his 20s with an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately started life-saving measures and called for medics, but sadly the male died at the scene.

From initial information gathered to this point, it appears the shots may have come from a vehicle driving by the park.

There is no known motive for this incident at this time.

Shortly after this incident, an unknown aged male arrived at St. Francis Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to his hand.

Officers are still attempting to determine if the incidents are related.

Detectives are responding to assist with this investigation.

This is the second homicide in this neighborhood in the past week. Police were called out to the Westway Community Center back on April 20th for a shooting that took the life of 19- year-old Damien Helmbrecht.

Towards the end of 2019 on December 22nd Federal Way Police were called to the to the 33400 block of 23rd Street Southwest where they found 19-year-old Luis Delacerda shot with fatal injuries in his vehicle. Delacerda died while being transported to Harborview Medical Center.

This makes people ask the question of what is going on within that community and why the sudden rise in violence.