Update, Feb. 8, 1 p.m.: The FBI has declined to investigate the Friday morning incident in which shots were fired by a security guard at a federal Food and Drug Administration building in the Canyon Park area of Bothell, police said. The Snohomish Multi Agency Response Team is taking over the investigation, according to Bothell Police Information Officer Denise Langford.
The 15-year-old boy involved in the incident has been treated and released from the hospital, she said, and he, the security guard and other witnesses are with Bothell police as the investigation continues. Neither the teen nor the guard have been arrested, Langford said.
It is still unclear how the teen was injured as he was reportedly near the FDA building Friday morning and fled in a vehicle after shots were fired. He crashed into another vehicle less than a mile from the scene and was transported to Evergreen hospital from there, police said.
An alternative grade 6-12 school near the incident, Secondary Academy for Success, was on modified lockdown Friday morning due to the activity.
UPDATE, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.: A security guard shot at a 15-year-old male Friday morning outside a regional lab of the federal Food and Drug Administration in the Canyon Park area of Bothell, according to police.
Earlier reports indicated the boy was hit and wounded, but police at the scene later said they are not sure he was hit. Bothell Police Sgt. Cedric Collins said the youth fled after the shooting in a black four-door vehicle that then crashed nearby. Police found him there and he was taken to Kirkland’s EvergreenHealth Medical Center.
Both Bothell police and federal Homeland Security agents are investigating the shooting. Collins said police were first called at about 7 a.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle by staff at the lab, at 22201 23rd Drive SE. Shortly later staff called again about shots being fired.
The crashed vehicle was found not far away, near the intersection of 228th Street SE and Highway 527, the Bothell-Everett Highway, said Collins.
The youth’s injuries were apparently not life-threatening. Collins said a major crime scene team was heading to the scene to continue the investigation.
There are two FDA facilities in the Canyon Park area, the lab where the shooting occurred and a nearby regional office.
Details about what the youth was doing and why the guard fired were not immediately available. Patch will update this story as soon as more information is available.
A security guard at the federal Food and Drug Administration’s district office in the Canyon Park area of Bothell shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy Friday morning, KING 5 news is reporting.
Homeland Security and Bothell police responded to the incident at about 7:15 a.m., cordoning off an area around the building, at 22215 26th Ave. S.E., about 20 miles northeast of Seattle.
KING 5 reported that the young man was found later at a nearby house with injuries that were not life-threatening. A ball cap and side view mirror were found at the scene, along with tire tracks in grass on one side of the building.
The scene is a few miles north of Woodinville, just off the Bothell-Everett Highway.
Other details were not available Friday morning, but Patch has calls in to Bothell police and will update this story as more information become available.
For the KING 5 story, click here.