Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guard shoots at boy, 15, at FDA office in Bothell

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.
The 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.

People 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.

Langford 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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