A 15-year-old boy was injured following a shooting and a hit and run outside the Food and Drug Administration offices in Bothell Friday morning, but police backtracked on whether the teen was actually shot.
Bothell Police initially reported that a security guard shot the teen and that the boy was found with non-life threatening injuries at a house nearby.
But later, police clarified to say the security guard shot at a vehicle that was leaving the scene. That vehicle was involved in a hit and run accident about a quarter-mile away. It was not clear if the teen’s injuries were from being shot or from the accident.
Bothell Police and the Department of Homeland Security responded to the office at at 22215 26th Avenue SE following the shooting, which happened around 7:15 a.m.
The security guard was being questioned at the scene to find out what led to the shots being fired.
A witness said about 15 kids from a nearby high school were smoking cigarettes. The witness heard two gunshots and the kids ducked for cover and scattered. A slow moving vehicle left the scene.
An entire block around the scene was closed off. A ball cap and a side view mirror were found in the street, along with tire tracks in the grass leading to the northwest entrance to the building.
Northshore Academy nearby was placed under lockdown.