FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2023
Ora Hamel, public information officer, media line: 425-257-7444
Shooting Leaves Fifteen-Year-Old Deceased
EVERETT, WA – Major Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting this morning that resulted in the death of a fifteen-year-old male.
Just before 6:40 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to reports of a male who had been shot in the 7700 block of Hardeson Road.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located the fifteen-year-old victim with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Providence Hospital in Everett where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect or suspects fled before police arrived in what was described as a black sedan with silver or alloy rims.
Major Crimes detectives are still investigating the circumstances around the shooting. It is believed the suspect and victim were known to one another. At this time, evidence suggests this was a targeted shooting.
“This tragedy is the latest in a wave of shooting and firearm-related incidents in our city as well as throughout the county,” said Chief of Police Dan Templeman. “The Everett Police Department will dedicate all the resources necessary to vigorously investigate this case and bring justice to the family of this child. If you have any information that could help us identify and locate the suspects, please report it immediately.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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