Three teen suspects were arrested near 4th Avenue South and Interstate 90 in connection to the last week’s fatal Jungle shooting.
Detailed information about the teens – 13, 16 and 17 years-old – has not been released. They were arrested near another homeless encampment about a half mile from where the mass shooting was last week.
“I think it's always shocking when young people are involved,” said Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. “When I heard the ages of all three, I was shocked by it, and again it's a tragedy on so many levels.”
O’Toole said will be booked on “investigation of homicide,” and police are not looking for any more suspects. She also said a weapon, believed to be one of two used in the shooting, was recovered.
A car was impounded and searched, she said. Police still believe the offenders are involved in low level drug activity.
Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement on Monday night:
“This violent crime shocked Seattle. Thank you to the team at the Seattle Police Department for your professionalism in pursuit of this investigation, resulting in these three arrests. Our homicide investigators worked tirelessly to pursue leads and track down these suspects. We are also grateful for the efforts of our partners from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.”
Five people were shot in the notorious illegal homeless camp near Beacon Hill, known as The Jungle, on Jan. 26. Two of those victims died.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, officials with Harborview advised one woman had been discharged and one man was in satisfactory condition.
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