UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old


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UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old.

Police say that a 16-year old male from Burien and his 14-year old friend were in a detached garage to a house in that block, and that the accident happened around 8:20 p.m.

Detectives have learned that the 16-year old was recklessly handling a handgun which went off, hitting his 14-year old friend in the head. The 14-year old was transported by King County Medic 1 to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

The 16-year old has been booked into the Youth Service Center for investigation of Manslaughter.

Detectives are waiting for an ATF trace of the handgun.

“Next week we hope to have more details of where it came,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott said.

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