The man found in the parking lot of Renton Technical College was not a student, said Susanna Williams, a spokesperson for the college.
While the man had parked his car near what was formerly the Child Care Center on the north end of campus, the center was closed at the end of August 2011, so no youngsters were present at the time of the incident.
"We express our deepest condolences to the family," Williams said.
ORIGINAL POST: April 23, 2:40 p.m.—
A Renton man in his 50s was found with a single gunshot wound to the head on Monday afternoon in the parking lot of .
Police learned of the incident after a caller reported parking next to a white Toyota Tacoma in the north end of the college parking lot—near the intersection of Monroe Avenue Southeast and Seventh Street—with a man sitting in the driver’s seat bleeding from the head and gasping for air.
The Renton Police Department responded and found a gun and a shell casing in the car. The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and his wife was notified and en route to the hospital, said Sgt. Mike Luther with the Renton Police Department.
The wound appears to be self-inflicted, he said.