A 17-year-old boy was killed and three people were injured in a Federal Way shooting Monday night, police said.

Officers responded to Steel Lake Park after receiving reports of gunshots and yelling, according to a statement from the Federal Way Police Department.

Medics attempted lifesaving measures, but the 17-year-old died at the scene, the statement said.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. On Tuesday, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said he was in critical condition in the ICU.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way later reported a third victim — a 12-year-old boy — was driven to the hospital, the statement said. His injuries weren’t life-threatening. After 11 p.m., a fourth victim — a 30-year-old man — called police to report he’d also been shot, the statement said. His injuries were not life-threatening.

All four victims are Tacoma residents.

Later Monday night, officers detained a 27-year-old Tacoma woman, who has been booked into King County Jail. The park was closed for the rest of the night, police said.


After further investigation, Federal Way police said Tuesday they believe several people were in Steel Lake Park when a fight broke out between the 17-year-old and the 22-year-old, according to a statement from the department.

The 12-year-old boy — who wasn’t part of the group fighting — was with his family and was preparing to leave the park when the shooting occurred, police said.

Many details are still uncertain, the statement said, but detectives are “looking into the possibility that another person associated with the group also fired a gun,” the statement said. No firearms have been recovered.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call detectives at 253-835-2121.