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Two Arrested For Gun Crimes In South Park Anti-Violence Emphasis Effort

Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men at a gang member’s funeral in White Center on Wednesday as part of an ongoing anti-violence emphasis effort in the Southwest Precinct.

Police and deputies were on-hand at the funeral Wednesday following a shooting one night earlier outside a home on 12th Avenue and Donovan Street in South Park.

On Tuesday, associates of the deceased gang member had gathered at a home near 12th Avenue and Donovan Street for a viewing.

During the event, several attendees were targeted in a shooting outside the home, leaving a 20-year-old man with serious gunshot injuries.

In an effort to prevent any further violence, SPD officers and King County Sheriff’s Deputies maintained a presence outside the funeral in White Center on Wednesday. Following the services, officers recognized one man, who had a warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm and a Department of Corrections violation. Deputies also arrested a second man, a convicted felon, who was found in possession of a pistol. Kent police and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives also assisted in the investigation

Detectives continue to investigate Tuesday’s shooting and patrol officers are conducting emphasis patrols in the area.