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Garfield High School adds security after shooting near playground

A teen walked into the Garfield Teen Life Center with a gunshot wound on Monday. (KIRO 7)

Garfield High School will have additional security Tuesday in response to a shooting near campus.

A 17-year-old was wounded in the shooting Monday afternoon near the high school. KIRO 7 reports the school’s principal sent out a note Monday night, assuring parents there will be extra security.

Police say the teen walked into the Garfield Teen Life Center at 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street just before 4 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Police say the suspect fled the area following the shooting. The suspect opened fire near a playground behind the school.

Police describe the suspect as an African-American teenager about 5 feet 5 inches tall.

There is no word on a motive.

The wounded teenager was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

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