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10-year-old dies after hit with stray bullet in Skyway apartment shooting

May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM | Updated: 10:10 am

two-year-old stray bullet...

King County law enforcement responding to a June 2023 shooting at Creston Point Apartments in Skyway, the same apartment complex where the 2-year-old was hit with a stray bullet. (Photo: Kate Stone, KIRO Newsradio)

(Photo: Kate Stone, KIRO Newsradio)

A 10-year-old died after being hit by a stray bullet in Skyway Thursday morning. She was being treated at Harborview Medical Center for two days before she died.

Details are still unclear regarding the shooting, but several shell casings were found outside the apartments where this happened by law enforcement. The apartment complex, Creston Point Apartments, was the scene of two other shootings within the past year.

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“Several gunshots were heard in the area,” Sergeant Eric White, a spokesperson for the King County Sheriff’s Office, told KIRO Newsradio. “A victim was found that had been hit by a stray bullet. That victim was a juvenile that was in one of the apartments.”

According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the child was shot in the head and her death was ruled a homicide. No suspects have been arrested, as of this reporting.

“Our major crimes detectives are on scene investigating gathering evidence,” White added.

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This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Editors’ note: Multiple area media outlets initially reported a day earlier the victim in this case was two years old before learning the victim actually is 10 years old. 

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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