A teen boy was shot in Burien just after midnight and taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Burien and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries Thursday morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
After reports of gunfire on the border of Burien and White Center just after midnight, sheriff’s deputies found the boy lying in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 11400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest. The boy had a single gunshot wound.
“Due to the condition and nature of his injuries, he wasn’t able to give us much about the suspect(s),” said Sgt. Jason Houck of the King County Sheriff’s Office. “I don’t know the exact number of shots fired. A number (of gunshots) were heard.”
Houck said people nearby saw a gray or silver sedan speed away. Deputies believe two suspects, both men, might have left the scene in that vehicle.
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The sheriff’s major-crimes unit is investigating the case, Houck said, and looking to see whether gangs or drugs might be involved.
Houck said the boy’s injury was life-threatening. He said the hospital notified police the boy was out of surgery and in intensive care; however, a Harborview spokeswoman said the hospital would not share updates about the boy’s condition at this time.