10 shot at “La Raza” car show.
The “La Raza Lowrider” car show in Kent, Washington ended with gangbangers shooting ten people. “La Raza” is Spanish for “the race.” The term is used by the Chicano/Latino race lobby particularly hardline activists.
From Seattle Times…
At least 10 people were shot at a crowded lowrider car show in Kent on Saturday, creating chaos as cars sped away from the scene before police arrived.
Patrons and employees in nearby shops and restaurants locked the doors and crouched in back rooms as the shots filled the air.
“First I heard like six shots, then they kept going,” said Alejandro Lara, a witness. He said he saw a single gunman firing from the front of the shopping center into the parking lot full of people.
Police did not know Saturday evening how many shooters there were, and they were continuing to interview victims and witnesses. Kent police Sgt. Jarod Kasner said a fight broke out just before the shooting.
“People were leaving as we were coming, and victims were our first priority,” Kasner said.
Ten wounded people were transported or took themselves to hospitals, said Kasner.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said eight people — six men and two women — were admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.