Two roommates fatally shot in Bellevue house
Two men were fatally shot Monday evening in the 16200 block of Southeast Seventh Street.
Someone in the home where the two men lived as roommates called 911 just before 6:30 p.m. to report a fight involving a firearm, said Bellevue police spokesman Greg Grannis.
When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man dead; medics rushed a 25-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but he later died from his wounds, Grannis said.
Officers interviewed two witnesses who were inside the house at the time of the shooting, he said.
Homicide detectives were not looking for any suspects but were still trying to figure out late Monday whether they were dealing with a murder-suicide or whether the men shot each other, Grannis said.
"We're trying to piece together the sequence of events of who did what to who," he said.
Grannis couldn't say how many guns were involved.
Man hits fire engine and is seriously hurt
A sport-utility vehicle slammed into the back of a fire engine Monday on Interstate 5 near Northgate Mall as firefighters were battling a car fire.
The driver of the SUV, Joseph K. Watson, 39, of Everett, was seriously injured. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
One firefighter, Kevin Larson, a 16-year veteran who had been operating the pump panel on the engine when it was struck, was treated for minor injuries at Harborview Medical Center, a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman said.
There were no injuries reported in connection with the original car fire.
The State Patrol said the driver was traveling north at freeway speed about 1 a.m. when he failed to slow for the fire engine's emergency lights.
Body of burned man found in alley ID'd
The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Hung Ren Wang as the 26-year-old man whose burning body was found in an Issaquah alley earlier this month.
Death investigators are still working to determine how and why Wang died.
Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 12, a motorist called 911 after spotting a fire in an alley in the 100 block of Front Street South, according to Issaquah police.
Detectives are treating Wang's death as a homicide, pending determination of the cause of his death.
Motorcyclist killed in crash identified
A motorcyclist who was killed Sunday afternoon in the Ravensdale area of South King County has been identified as Dennis Norval, 60.
According to the King County Medical Examiner's Office, Norval died of injuries to his head and neck. His death has been ruled an accident.
Norval, carrying a passenger on his motorcycle, was riding on Veazie-Cumberland Road along with two people on another motorcycle when they attempted to pass a slower-moving horse trailer, said King County Sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart. Norval and his companions didn't see an oncoming car and both motorcycles went down, Urquhart said. Norval collided with the car and died at the scene, he said.
The other three people on the motorcycles were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Because of patient-privacy laws, their conditions weren't disclosed.
Man found on road had fallen, police say
Early Sunday, Seattle homicide detectives were called to Airport Way South and South Lucile Street to investigate a suspicious death after a man's body was found on the road, said police spokeswoman Debra Brown.
On Monday, death investigators with the King County Medical Examiner's Office determined that David Fisher, 44, died from injuries after accidentally falling from an elevated roadway.
South Lake Union free parking to end
Free on-street parking in the South Lake Union area will come to an end next year under a plan unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday.
South Lake Union would get parking pay stations in early 2007, and drivers could keep their parking spaces for more than two hours. Details of the plan, which will include flexible rates, have not been made final.
The neighborhood now has about 3,000 free on-street spaces, many of which are used by employees in the area.
The city expects to collect about $2.4 million more a year from new pay stations in South Lake Union and other areas, such as lower Queen Anne.
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