Two teens injured in late night Discovery Park shooting
Posted on July 20th, 2012 by Sara
After an apparent altercation with with three teen-aged males, a 16-year-old male was shot in the arm at Discovery Park last night. SPD Detective Jeff Kappel writes:
At approximately 10:47 p.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired near the visitor’s center in Discovery Park. About a half hour later officers received a report that a male with a gunshot wound arrived at a North Seattle hospital. Officers responded to that location to investigate further. Officers interviewed the victim, who was less than cooperative. The only suspect descriptions provided to officers at this point are that all three males are teenagers, and include a black male, an Asian male, and an unknown race male. Investigation indicates that the primary suspect (shooter) and the victim were known to each other. Gang Unit detectives responded and are handling the follow up on this active and on-going investigation. The victim was transported to … (the) hospital by friends, where he is being treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.
A few hours later, a second victim from the shooting, a 17-year-old female, arrived at a North Seattle hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. Kappel writes:
Preliminary investigation indicates that the girl had left Discovery Park after the shooting incident and went home. She apparently didn’t know she had been shot but had a bleeding wound on her leg. Her mother transported her to the hospital for evaluation and treatment where it was determined that she had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.