Investigators do not yet know who killed state park shooting victims

July 20, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10:20 a.m. July 20, 2010

King County Sheriff’s Office investigators do not know who shot the men killed at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday night, the agency reiterated Tuesday.

The shootings left a 30-year-old Seattle man, Justin Cunningham, and a 33-year-old Kent man, Yang Keovongphet, dead. The men each died from multiple gunshot wounds, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday after completing autopsies.

Gunshots injured another three people — a 20 year-old North Bend man, a 22-year-old Seattle man and a 16-year-old Renton boy. None of the men suffered life-threatening injuries.

The fourth man injured during the incident was beaten after the shootings. Medics transported him to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, but his injuries were not serious.

Investigators recovered four handguns and 25 spent cartridges as they scoured for evidence Sunday. Police recovered two guns in a car stopped leaving the scene Saturday. Investigators discovered another gun in a marsh near picnic tables, and the fourth gun near Cunningham’s body.

Sgt. John Urquhart, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, also disputed reports about who shot the victims. He said the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab must analyze ballistic evidence before investigators can form a conclusion.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and prepare evidence for the crime lab. The agency urged people with information about the case to call the sheriff’s office at 206-296-3311.

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