BOTHEL -- A security guard shot a 15-year-old boy at a Food and Drug Administration regional facility in Bothell early Friday, according to police.
Bothell Police Captain Denise Langford said it was not
immediately clear why the guard fired at the boy at about 7 a.m. in the
parking lot of the FDA's Pacific Regional Laboratory Northwest.
teenager got into a car after he was hit by gunfire and crashed into
another vehicle about a mile away on the Bothell-Everett Highway, said
Sgt. Cedric Collins of the Bothell police.
He was taken to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, Collins said.
who were in the area at the time of the shooting said they heard
multiple gunshots, and tire tracks could been seen leading from the
street in front of the building and across a grassy median.
Northshore School District's Secondary Academy for Success was placed in a modified lockdown due to the nearby police activity.
said the guard who fired at the boy is employed by a company contracted
by the FDA to provide security at the laboratory, which is located at
22201 23rd Drive SE.
Police have cordoned off the area while they investigate.
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