Last night at Discovery Park, two teenagers were shot during an altercation. The victims were a 16-year-old male, shot in the arm, and a 17-year-old female, who was shot in the leg. Both injuries were non-life-threatening.
The Seattle Police Department says officers responded to reports of shots fired near the visitor’s center just before 11 p.m. last night. Half an hour later, they learned that the male victim was at a North Seattle hospital, where his friends had taken him after fleeing the scene. Officers learned that the male victim had some type of altercation with three teen-aged male suspects, who shot him in the arm. All three suspects fled the scene and are still at large.
The female victim was not discovered until 2 a.m., after her mother took her to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. Officers learned she had left the park after the shooting and went home. They say she didn’t know she had been shot, but had a bleeding wound on her leg. Her mother then took her to the hospital, where they treated her for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Officers say the male victim was, “less than cooperative,” but described the suspects as three teen-aged males, and include, “a black male, an Asian male, and an unknown race male.”