Seattle police tweeted that they are looking for a teenage boy who they believe shot and injured a 17-year-old boy near East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue.
Police are searching for a teenage boy who they believe shot and wounded a 17-year-old near Seattle’s Garfield High School neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Officers were called to the area near 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street after the victim, a male, walked into the Garfield Teen Life Center shortly before 4 p.m., police said. The teen had a gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said.
As of around 5:15 p.m., the victim was at Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
The center is roughly 250 feet from the high school.
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According to Seattle Public School’s twitter, officials put Garfield High School and Nova schools on lockdown for the search. The lockdown was lifted before 5:20 p.m., the tweet says.
Police believe the suspected shooter is black, in his mid- to late teens, 5-feet-5 and wearing a black and white polo shirt with black jeans.
Investigators, including a K-9 team and gang unit detectives, are searching the area.