3-year-old toddler shot in Tukwila dies

May 16, 2023, 9:43 AM | Updated: 10:09 am

Tukwila toddler shot...

Tukwila Police Cruiser outside Harborview Medical Center (Photo from Kate Stone)

(Photo from Kate Stone)

A three-year-old toddler who was shot in Tukwila in April has died. The King County Medical Examiner pronounced him dead May 11.

Tukwila detectives are investigating the shooting Friday, April 21, that injured the boy, who was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Officers received several 911 calls from the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila around 9:30 a.m., where a woman could be heard screaming.

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Officers arrived at Fire Station 53, where the toddler was found shot and in critical condition. Police say a car was seen immediately fleeing the scene.

Puget Sound Regional Fire representative Pat Pawlak said that a woman could be seen bringing the injured child to the station.

“The child was brought to the fire station, and that’s where we provided aid to the toddler,” Pawlak said. “She brought the toddler, and we treated them, and I don’t know if she left or not.”

Life-saving efforts began immediately, and Medic One transported the victim to the hospital.

Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the case.

A GoFundMe was set up to help pay for the toddler’s funeral expenses.

Kate Stone contributed to this reporting

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