UPDATE: Teen Girl Killed In Burien Double Shooting Identified
UPDATE TUES. 1/5/10: The 15-year old girl who was fatally shot on New Year’s Eve in Burien has been identified as Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Sanders was shot in the head by her 16-year old former boyfriend around 9:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 31st at an apartment complex in the 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW.
She later died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The shooter, who also shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, is still under police supervision at Harborview while he recovers.
Authorities say that he’ll likely will be charged with murder for this crime, and is expected to be charged as an adult.
The King County Sheriff’s Department released more information on the double shooting that happened Thursday night (Dec. 31st), and here’s the latest, as of 1:45pm Jan. 1st:
King County Deputies responded to a double shooting last night at an apartment complex located at 12445 Ambaum Blvd SW.
When deputies arrived at 9.30 PM they found a juvenile male and a juvenile female both suffering gunshot wounds.
The female later died from her wounds and the male is being treated in hospital for what appears to be a serious but non life threatening gunshot wound.
At this time detectives are continuing their inquiries.
The preliminary investigation indicates the juvenile male shot the female and likely shot himself; however, detectives have not had the opportunity to interview him.
He is under police guard at hospital while the investigation continues.
KING-TV reports that a “double shooting” happened Thursday night (Dec. 31st) around 9:30pm at an apartment complex located at SW 124th and Ambaum Blvd.
One of the victims, a teenage girl, died last night from her injuries; a 16-year-old boy was severely injured. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The shooter remains at large, and no description has been released. As of 10:30am Friday (Jan. 1st), reports are that the gunman was actually the 16-year old boy; we’re still awaiting word back from police on this and will update as soon as we learn more.
“We are currently guarding the male half at Harborview,” said Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer Friday morning. “I am not sure if the reports have the complete story but I have nothing else right now.”
According to police, the two victims were found in separate apartments, and reports are that an argument apparently led to the shootings.
We’ll post more info as we get it, so stay tuned.