2-year-old shot in Federal Way dies from injuries

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way Police say a 2-year-old shot Thursday morning outside a Federal Way restaurant later died.

Just before 10 a.m., Federal Way officers were called to a report of a shooting in the IHOP parking lot in the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive.

Minutes later, St. Francis Hospital called police to report that a 2-year-old was at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The child was later transported to Harborview Medical Center where they passed away.

Federal Way Police say it appears a man fired upon the child’s father and that the father returned fire in self-defense. Police believe the father was the target and it was not a random shooting.

Police are still trying to identify and locate the shooter. The man was wearing a dark colored hoodie and a dark colored jacket. Witnesses say he left in a silver or light-colored sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Federal Way Police at 253-835-2121 or through Crimestoppers.

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