• Teen arrested, gun recovered after reports of shots fired in South Seattle

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SEATTLE - A 16-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was recovered after witnesses reported hearing gunfire Saturday in the Rainier Valley.

    Seattle police said witnesses began to report hearing shots fired around 5:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of Rainier Avenue South.

    The witnesses told police they saw a black Chevy Tahoe flee the scene. 

    Arriving officers found several shell casings in the area, but they were unable to find the vehicle. 

    Detectives with the department’s gang unit said they later reviewed surveillance video and saw the suspect’s vehicle had returned to the scene and parked at a nearby business. 

    The 16-year-old driver was taken into custody without incident, and police said they recovered a Ruger 9 mm handgun from the vehicle. 

    The teen was later booked into the King County Youth Services Center on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm. 

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