Police: Teenager shot, suspect arrested in gang-related shooting in Everett

Police: Teenager shot, suspect arrested in gang-related shooting in Everett

A 19-year-old was arrested after shooting another teenager in what police are calling a gang-related shooting Friday night in Everett.

Police responded to a gang-related shooting at a gas station in the 10100 block of Ninth Avenue West at 9:13 p.m. Officers contacted the 17-year-old victim, whom Everett police referred to as a known gang member in a press release.

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An investigation showed that he had been confronted by a rival gang member nearby. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening wound and was transported and treated at Providence Regional Medical Center.

The suspect in the shooting fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex. Officers tracked down the suspect, where he was found inside an apartment.

A Gang Response Unit officer made contact with the people inside the apartment, including the suspect, who came outside. A search warrant was later served and a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree due to previous felony convictions that prevented him from possessing firearms.