• 16-year-old boy shot in Rainier Vista neighborhood, police say

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    SEATTLE - Neighbors in the Rainier Vista neighborhood are on high alert after a teen was shot and a bullet went through a family's window.

    The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Nevada Street. Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. 

    KIRO 7 found out that people inside the home were sitting on the couch when the bullet made a large hole in the window.

    "I heard a single shot, saw a few kids running off in that direction," a neighbor, Brett Webster said.

    First responders said the teen was hit in the leg.

    "And he was shot right here, and the bullet went through him, into this house. As you can see through the window there, then through the blinds. The bullet is lodged in their wall," Webster said.

    The family living at the home showed KIRO 7 the hole in their wall and said they were relaxing on a Saturday afternoon, watching TV, when a bullet came flying through. Luckily, no one got hit.

    Officers with the Seattle Police Department had a K-9 at the scene to canvass the neighborhood for a suspect, but no arrest was made.

    People in the neighborhood said it is usually quiet, but the incident has one neighbor pledging to add security, like cameras.

    Webster said, "[It's] pretty upsetting. I was going to send my kids out here to play just a few minutes before this happened, so that's always a little sobering."

    The Seattle Police Department gang unit is investigating but that's pretty standard and have said if the shooting was gang-related.


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