Shooting in Discovery Park-UPDATE

A teen-aged male was shot in the arm at Discovery Park tonight.  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.

Investigation indicates that three teen-aged male suspects attempted an armed robbery of the 16-year-old male victim.  During the robbery, one of the suspects shot the victim in the arm.  All three suspects then fled the scene and remain at large. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital by friends, where he was being treated for his non-life-threatening injuries. 

The only suspect descriptions provided to officers at this point are that all three males are teen-agers, and include a black male, an Asian male, and an unknown race male. 

Some time around 2:00 a.m. on July 20th a second victim from the Discovery Park shooting, a 17-year-old female, arrived at a North Seattle hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. 

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.

Gang Unit detectives responded and are handling the follow up on this active and on-going investigation.