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2 teens shot in Auburn weekend incident; suspects remain at large

Jul 1, 2024, 4:32 PM | Updated: 5:19 pm

Image: An Auburn Police Department vehicle sits at a scene....

An Auburn Police Department vehicle sits at a scene. (Photo courtesy of the Auburn Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Auburn Police Department)

The Auburn Police Department (APD) has confirmed four people were shot at two teens were shot in an incident early Saturday.

In a short statement to MyNorthwest Monday, an APD spokesman said that at 2:36 a.m. Saturday, APD officers responded to reports of a person being shot.

After an investigation, those on the scene learned it was actually one suspect firing at four different people. Two of the four victims were hit during the shooting — a 15-year-old was shot in the face and a 16-year-old was shot in the leg, APD explained in its statement.

The 15-year-old was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the other teenager was transported locally. Both victims are stable and recovering, the APD spokesman reported.

Police have pulled video and photos from the scene, which was on the 2100 block of F Street SE, and are following up on leads. But they haven’t yet arrested any suspects.

The APD also confirmed that whether the shooting was gang related is part of the department’s investigation, but it did not say if gang activity actually is part of the case.

Crime blotter: MyNorthwest covers crimes happening across the Puget Sound region

Another violent weekend in Western Washington

It was another violent weekend in the Seattle area. Including the incident in Auburn, there were seven shootings between Saturday and Monday mornings.

‘Too many guns on the street:’ Local agencies respond to weekend filled with violence

Nine people were shot. Two people died from their injuries.

Shootings took place in Auburn, Federal Way and Tukwila. In addition, multiple people were shot in several different Seattle neighborhoods.

“This time of year, is always problematic for this type of violence. You know, it’s the beginning of summer. People are out and about more. So, there’s that aspect to it,” retired King County Sheriff John Urquhart said to KIRO Newsradio.

Contributing: James Lynch, KIRO Newsradio

Steve Coogan is the lead editor of MyNorthwest. You can read more of his stories here. Follow Steve on X, or email him here.

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