EVERETT – Two unrelated shootings occurred in Everett within a short time and distance of each other this afternoon.
At about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, officers were dispatched to the report of an owner finding his stolen vehicle, a Dodge Ram, behind the buildings at 9615 Holly Dr. As officers were dispatched, additional reports indicated the situation escalated and a shot was heard. Arriving officers were told that when the owner confronted a male inside the stolen vehicle, the male ran and was shot by the owner.
The injured 27 year-old male, a Seattle resident, was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for what are non-life threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and booked into Snohomish County Jail on possession of a stolen vehicle.
The owner, a 29 year-old Everett man, was detained at the scene. The initial investigation indicates the owner called 911 to report his vehicle stolen prior to finding it on Holly Dr.
Major Crimes detectives continue their investigation and recovered the weapon.
At about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, officers near the 7-11 at 10117 Evergreen Way were flagged down when witnesses heard a gunshot. They arrived in the parking lot and found an injured male. The male sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation it was determined a group of four arrived at the 7-11 in a stolen vehicle where a verbal altercation turned physical against the male in a group of three. When the male was assaulted, his girlfriend retrieved a gun and demanded the fighting stop. When it didn’t, she shot and injured a man assaulting her boyfriend.
It was determined the four in the larger group were aggressors in the assault. Three were arrested (34, 31, and 30 years-old) and the fourth, a 31 year-old Snohomish resident, will be referred for charges when he is released from the hospital.
The boyfriend, a 29 year-old Everett resident, was treated at the scene while the investigation continues into the actions of his 22 year-old girlfriend.
The stole vehicle, a red For Mustang, was recovered.
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