Heated argument leads to the state park shooting in Seattle

July 19th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

shooti Seattle, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A heated argument turned bloody when two people were killed and four critically wounded in a shootout. The argument was between two groups, one of which was having a birthday party at the park.

The shooting took place at the Lake Sammamish State Park near Seattle on Saturday night. One person from each side was killed in the shootout. The police did not release the names of the dead men but authorities said that one of the dead is 33 years old man who belongs to Kent, while the other dead person is a 30-year-old man from Seattle.

Police say they found a gun near the head of one of the dead man while no weapon was found near the other dead body.

Police are still investigating the incident. Police have taken six people into custody as a result of the violence and they say they are determining the cause of the argument between the two groups. Police say the groups were shooting each other from a distance of about 50 to 70 yards away from each other when the police got to the scene.

The violence erupted around 9pm at the park and a ranger at the park called the police to the scene.

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