One man is in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries and another man is on the run after a family dispute spilled out from behind closed doors and into the Renton Highlands neighborhood on N.E. 5th Street just off Union Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
The Renton Police Department responded to a call of gunshots at 2:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of N. E. 5th Street.
They found an unconscious man who had been shot. Police located the man on the deck of a neighboring home, owned by former City Council candidate Mark Martinez.
Neither Martinez nor his family was home at the time. He learned of the shooting from a neighbor who called to alert him of the police activity at his home.
“There is blood and medical supplies all over my back porch,” he said. His family is currently staying with Martinez’ in-laws.
Evidence of the shooting was apparent at his neighbor’s house.
“There are bullet holes in the house and the sliding glass door is shot out,” Martinez said. “It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood, but we’ve had problems with pretty much every renter in this house.”
The current renters — a mother, her adult son and his girlfriend and the couple’s young child — moved in this past summer, and the homeowner is in Indonesia he said.
Sgt. Dan Figaro with the Renton Police Department said a suspect has been identified as John McKay. He is driving a 2011 black Chevy Aveo rental car with an Oregon license plate: 025-JFQ, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Two other adults were taken to Valley Medical Center to be treated for injuries due to being “pistol whipped" in the same incident, Renton Police said.
Authorities also suspect McKay of shooting his former mother-in-law at her home in the unincorporated area between Renton and Issaquah.
McKay allegedly chased his former mother-in-law, who's believed to be in her 60s, through her house at the 13400 block 209 Ave. SE and shot her multiple times in the back, according to King County Sheriff's Sergeant Cindi West. She was transported to Harborview in critical condition.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch editor Jeanne Gustafson contributed to this story.