Thu. May 23rd, 2024

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Washington on Monday identified the three people who were fatally shot the day before outside a hookah lounge on Seattle’s Rainier Avenue South.

22-year-old Jonathan Bishu, 32-year-old Trevis Bellard, and 30-year-old Nadia Kassa all died from multiple gunshot wounds in the shooting at Rainier Hookah Lounge, according to the medical examiner. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Six other people — five men and one woman — were also injured by gunfire just before 4:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Rainier Avenue South. Four of them arrived at Harborview in private vehicles, and a fifth who was initially taken to Virginia Mason Medical Center was later moved to Harborview in critical condition. The rest were considered stable at that point.

At least two of the injured had been discharged from the hospital as of Monday afternoon, but a Harborview spokesperson was unable to provide condition updates on the other patients.

At a Sunday news conference, Seattle police Chief Adrian Diaz said investigators interviewed the injured victims at the hospital, were still talking to business owners and were looking for video footage of the shooting.

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By Buffy Gunner

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