Boy, 11, seriously injured in Everett shooting; teen arrested

EVERETT — An 11-year-old boy was in serious condition Sunday evening after what appears to be an accidental shooting by a teenage relative earlier that afternoon.

The 16-year-old who allegedly fired the gun has been arrested and is under investigation for reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center. Early information suggested he was the boy’s older brother but the sheriff’s office was unable to confirm that Sunday evening.

Initial reports are that the younger boy was shot in the face or head. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating. It’s unclear at this point who else may have been nearby at the time of the shooting or what kind of gun was fired.

Deputies responded to the 12400 block of Admiralty Way at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. They were told an unknown suspect had shot the boy and fled. A K-9 unit was sent out to help deputies track the shooter.

“In the process of conducting their search, they determined that it was the older sibling who had been involved, not an unknown subject,” Lt. David Bowman said.

The 11-year-old was taken to Harborview in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

The boy was in serious condition when medics reached the hospital with him, a Harborview nursing supervisor said. He remained in serious condition Sunday night.

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