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Drive-by shooting at school bus stop, leaves 15-year-old dead

EVERETT, Wash., September 8, 2023—A 15-year-old Kamiak High School student is the latest fatality in a wave of shootings involving youth throughout South Snohomish County. Less than four days ago, five individuals, ages 17 to 20, were involved in a shooting at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood that injured two and killed one.

Everett Police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Friday morning near the in the 7700 block of Hardeson Road.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a fifteen-year-old victim with multiple 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. The victim was waiting with other students at the bus stop to take him to school at Kamiak High School.

Everett Police 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.”

“We are without words about this tragic, senseless loss of a young life,” the Mukilteo School District released in statement on Friday afternoon. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, and to all who knew and loved them.”

The District continued, “On Monday, principals at the schools the student attended will be working with their staffs and supporting each other and our students.”

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.

Shootings plaguing South County

A 31-year-old Marysville man was booked on Thursday, August 10, for the shooting death of a woman that took place at the 16300 block of 48th Place W in unincorporated Edmonds.

Just weeks earlier on July 27, an early morning drive-by shooting in West Lynnwood near 159th Street Southwest sent three teens to the hospital.

On July 7, another shooting incident took place just a mile away outside a 7-Eleven on 148th Street Southwest in unincorporated Lynnwood, that left one man injured. The 7-Eleven is located just 500 feet from the Chevron Gas Station where store clerk Tejpal Singh, 60, was shot and killed in 2021.

On April 23 a drive by shooting in Edmonds sent a 13-year-old boy to the hospital on the 20800 block of 76th Avenue West. The suspect was a passenger in a white truck that fled northbound after the shooting. The suspect’s gunfire also struck buildings from a nearby complex, but fortunately, there were no other injuries.

A year earlier in July of 2022, a drive-by shooting at Spruce Neighborhood Park left two teens dead and a day earlier another drive-by shooting left another two teens with nonlife threatening gunshot wounds a few blocks away. And in May of the same year, a 14-year-old juvenile was shot while walking with a group of friends near 186th PL SW and Highway 99 in Lynnwood.

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4 thoughts on “Drive-by shooting at school bus stop, leaves 15-year-old dead

  • This is simply really aggravating and as for an answer on how to prevent it is very hard to come up with a good answer. It would be nice if there were more surveillance camera’s covering more streets or areas period. One just can never know when or where it will take place. I ask that everyone be vigilant and pay attention to anything out of the ordinary like vehicles you don.t recognize. try to get that license number and description of the vehicle if possible.

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  • We must enforce a gun control law against teenagers in this country first and foremost before we talk about other gun controls. The gun violence involving teenagers must be stopped first in this country. And stop the gangs. Anyone in a gang must be arrested.


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