Police Arrest Juvenile Suspect, Recover Gun in Hillman City Shooting

Police arrested a 14-year-old suspect after he shot and injured a 17-year-old victim in Hillman City on Thursday evening.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 3900 block of South Graham Street. Officers arrived and found a 17-year-old male victim in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. Police provided first aid until Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived and took over. SFD Medics transported the subject to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Based on witness accounts and evidence at the scene, police believe the 17-year-old subject had been sitting on the steps of Aki Kurose Middle School when he was approached by another juvenile male. Both subjects exchanged gunfire. The second, 14-year-old subject fled on foot, but officers soon found him hiding in a nearby yard.  

The 14-year-old suspect attempted to abandon his weapon by throwing it in some bushes as he fled, but a police K9 responded and located the gun.

The 14-year-old suspect will be booked into the Juvenile Detention Center for assault in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.  

Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit will continue to investigate this incident.