Self-inflicted gunshot wound

On July 8th at approximately 11:58 p.m. officers and Gang Unit detectives responded to a report of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the Holly Park neighborhood and then dropped off at his residence in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue.  A family friend drove the victim to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.  Gang Unit detectives contacted the victim at HMC and subsequently interviewed him. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and his foster brother were walking near 28th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when the victim shot himself while trying to insert a pistol into his waistband.  The two boys then returned home at which point a family friend drove the victim to HMC.

The actual location of the incident, the whereabouts of the gun, and their method of transportation home has yet to be determined.

Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.