Dead gunshot victim’s grandfather, 94, held for evaluation

The death of his grandson is under investigation. The older man is undergoing a mental-health check.

EVERETT — A 94-year-old man is undergoing a mental health assessment after he was taken into custody in connection with the gunshot death of his grandson Sunday morning.

Accident or suicide have not been ruled out as the cause of death, said Officer Aaron Snell, a spokesman for the Everett Police Department. Detectives are continuing to investigate. The older man is being evaluated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

The identity of the victim, who reportedly was in his 40s, has not yet been released.

On Sunday, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Madison Avenue, a few blocks off Evergreen Way, just before 10:15 a.m.

When officers were unable to contact the occupants of a house, they “breached” a window, police said. Once inside, police found the grandfather and the body of his grandson, who had been shot.

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