Deputies investigating double shooting in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — An investigation is underway after two teenagers were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lynnwood on Wednesday afternoon.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 3500 block of 164th Street Southwest for a report of a shooting at around 2 p.m.

The victims, a boy and a girl, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said a group of teens was walking on a sidewalk when two were struck by gunfire.

The group on the sidewalk returned fire at the car.

Two bullets ended up in nearby homes.

It is believed the victims and the suspects knew each other and the shooting was gang-related, investigators said.

Deputies are searching for at least two suspects.

According to numbers from Lynnwood’s crime mapping website, there has been sizeable increases in assaults and robberies, with overall violent crime up considerably.

Anyone with information about the case is asked the call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.