UPDATE: 16-year-old boy injured in South Park shooting

7:23 PM: Seattle Police are investigating a shooting at 14th Avenue S. and S. Trenton in South Park. They say one victim has been rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and that there is no suspect in custody yet. No other official details except that an officer who left a meeting we’re covering to go to the scene said that it involved “youth in our community.”

7:29 PM: Metro says Route 132 is rerouted off 14th Ave. S. (which is an arterial) because of this.

9:17 PM: 14th Avenue South is still blocked at the scene. SPD now says the victim is 16 years old and that he has a gunshot wound to the head, and that gang detectives are investigating, “processing the scene and interviewing potential witnesses.” If you have any information, call 911.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: 16-year-old boy injured in South Park shooting"

  • Dave February 7, 2018 (7:48 pm)

    Avoid south park if possible. Big police presence. Some roads are blocked off

  • Alki resident February 7, 2018 (10:03 pm)

    Horrible, just disgusting. It’ll be a miracle he survives.

  • Admiral mom February 7, 2018 (10:37 pm)

    This is a sad day. A young victim whose life and those who love him have forever been altered. Thoughts and prayers to all

  • wsmom February 7, 2018 (10:43 pm)

    I hope the kid pulls through!  

  • wsmom February 8, 2018 (7:28 am)

    Is there an update?

    • mm February 8, 2018 (9:08 am)

      I’m monitoring as well. Extremely sad.

      • WSB February 8, 2018 (9:19 am)

        I’ll be calling SPD media to ask later in the day if they don’t provide an official update. Not knowing the victim’s name, I can’t ask the hospital for an update (which might not be available anyway due to privacy laws).

  • Shawna Murphy February 8, 2018 (9:39 am)

    Please join Neighbors for Peace Friday night at 7:30 for a Silent March from the South Park Library to the Chevron on 14th Ave S. 

  • ScannerGuy February 8, 2018 (12:00 pm)

    I listened on the police scanner. The injuries, while very serious, probably weren’t fatal.

  • Ws prayers February 8, 2018 (4:47 pm)

    Ugh…another youth hit by violence…so sad prayers for him answer his family I sure hope he pulls thro-I am a mom of a 16 yr old too 

  • Robin Schwartz February 16, 2018 (9:08 am)

    The boy passed from his injuries earlier this week. We have started a GoFundMe for his mother. Please donate and share if you can.


    • WSB February 16, 2018 (9:26 am)

      I am sorry to hear that. Someone asked us about it last night and I had planned to call SPD media to ask – which I just did, and they don’t have information on that so far, nor any additional information on the investigation. If there is any further info that can be shared with us so we could write an update, please let me know, either here or via e-mail (editor@westseattleblog.com) – I’ve never found any info about the victim, name, partial name, school, etc. – TR

      • Robin Schwartz February 16, 2018 (8:45 pm)

        Tracy I can email you the few details I know (tomorrow probably). The family is keeping pretty quiet for safety reasons I think. I was just searching for stories about this and realizing this is the FIFTH shooting incident in SP since September?? That is totally insane and I understand why my neighbors are so freaked out. It’s pretty unacceptable.

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