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Police: Argument over parking sparks Tukwila shootout

Police: Argument over parking sparks Tukwila shootout »Play Video
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Police say an argument over parking sparked a Tuesday afternoon shootout in Tukwila.

Officers were called to the 10700 block of 47th Avenue South at 4:45 p.m. after several people heard gunshots and the sound of someone screaming for help.

Police arrived on scene and found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound.

After speaking with witnesses, officers learned that two men had been arguing about a car blocking the road when one of the men pulled out a handgun.

Not to be outdone, the second man pulled out his own gun, at which point both men opened fire, according to police.

"Both subjects fled the altercation. However, immediately after, both subjects did call and cooperate with the police. Both are claiming self defense," said Eric Drever with the Tukwila Police Department.

The injured man was taken to the hospital to be treated. As of Tuesday night, he was in stable condition.

Miguel Osses-Ramos lives on the same street and knows both shooters. He said one of the men is known to complain about cars blocking the road.

"With me, my mother, the mailman, my grandfather. He always has an issue with someone based on their parking spot," Osses-Ramos said.

Police have since tracked down the second man, and they say he's cooperating with the investigation.