Crimestoppers Offering $1,000 Reward for Info on Shooting of 14-Year Old Girl
Crimestoppers of Puget Sound announced that it’s offering a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of the suspect(s) involved in the shooting of a 14-year-old Burien girl shot by a .22 caliber bullet last Monday, March 18 (read our previous coverage here).
The girl, an 8th grader at Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School, was shot in the torso near the 16400 block of 21st Ave SW while walking home around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and released on Wednesday.
Police say that girl and her friends recall seeing a red car pass them at the time of the shooting. The vehicle has been described as an older four-door in good shape, and two white men were seen inside.
“When I talked to the girl today, she said she was feeling good but sore,” said St. Francis Principal Rosemary Leifer in a letter sent to parents on Wednesday. “Right now, she plans on returning to school on Monday. We all look forward to seeing her.”
Two King County detectives are currently working on this case, and patrols have also increased in the area around the school.
We have also heard that local residents and businesspeople are putting together a reward, and will post an update when we receive confirmation.
If you have any information about this shooting or suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit one online here. All tips and calls are confidential.