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Two men hospitalized after parking lot shooting

The Port Orchard men were acquaintances but fired weapons after a disagreement

PORT ORCHARD — Two Port Orchard men were arrested after an altercation in the parking lot of a South Kitsap business Wednesday afternoon that left both with gunshot wounds to their legs.

Officers and deputies from the Port Orchard Police Department and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 3:12 p.m. about a shooting in the parking lot of a gas station at Southwest Sidney Road and Sedgwick Road Southwest. When Port Orchard police officers arrived, they encountered a male with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The man was evaluated by South Kitsap Fire and Rescue and taken to a hospital for treatment. As officers investigated the scene, another male matching the description of the other involved subject had arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital. The second suspect also had a gunshot wound to his leg, according to Port Orchard Police Chief Matt Brown.

Brown said investigators concluded the two men knew each other, had gotten into a disagreement and both had fired weapons at each other. He said the confrontation occurred in a vehicle in a parking lot occupied by several others who weren’t involved in the incident.

Kerrence Burden of Port Orchard was arrested for second-degree assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Alex Gutierrez, also of Port Orchard, was arrested for possession of an incendiary device.

The investigation remains ongoing, Brown said.

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