Deputies arrived to find a dead man and wounded woman. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition. (Photo courtesy King County Sheriff's Office)

Man killed, woman wounded in Maple Valley shooting

A Maple Valley homeowner shot and killed a man and wounded a woman he said were breaking into his property.

King County Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says the man called 911 about 4:00 a.m. Friday to report he heard people and banging noises. He called back to say he shot two people.

Deputies arrived to find a dead man and wounded woman, who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

West says she had been shot once with a handgun.

The 66-year-old homeowner was not hurt. West says he has previously reported thefts and burglaries on his property where he has several sheds on about 10 acres.

An Associated Press report.

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