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UPDATE: Seattle Police Increase Presence, Investigate after Girl Shot at Bus Stop near Garfield High School

UPDATE: 03/14/2024 at 4:00 p.m.

The Seattle Police Department continues to investigate a shooting on March 13 near Garfield High School where a 17-year-old female student was shot at a bus stop.

We know there are many concerns from parents, students, teachers and the community surrounding the incident and there are rumors circulating. We are sharing the latest information we have at this time.

Seattle police responded to reports of a shooting at the bus stop near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street at about 2:40 p.m. The area had considerable foot and vehicle traffic when several shots were fired from a light-colored SUV toward the bus shelter. Many ran from the area. Nearby schools and the Teen Life Center sheltered in place.

It appears the 17-year-old victim was not the intended target. She was hit in the right leg and told police she did not know the person who fired the shots. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center and is in satisfactory condition and considered stable. No other victims were located.

The suspect in this shooting is described as a Black teen boy wearing a camouflage ski mask. It was reported to Seattle police he fired the gun from the light-colored SUV directing those shots at the bus shelter.

The vehicle was last seen leaving the area westbound on East Jefferson Street.

Seattle police will continue to have an enhanced presence in the area to ensure the safety of parents, students, teachers and the community.

It is not believed this shooting is connected to a homicide that happened later in the day on March 13 near 24thAvenue South and South Main Street. Investigators continue to work these cases.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

Original Post: 03/13/2024 at 4:14 p.m.

Seattle police are investigating a shooting at a bus stop in the 400 block of 23rd Avenue near Garfield High School.

Officers were called to the scene at 2:40 p.m. on March 13. It was reported shots were fired from an SUV as it traveled southbound on 23rd Avenue and turned onto East Jefferson Street.

Investigators learned that a female juvenile was struck in the right leg. Seattle fire crews arrived to the scene and provided first aid. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

After the shots were fired, nearby schools including Garfield High School, went into a shelter-in-place. The scene was secured.

Right now, there is no clear suspect information available.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.