Girl, 15, killed in drive-by shooting was straight-A student

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by CHRIS DANIELS / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 3 at 10:07 AM

SEATTLE – Police in Lake Stevens are no closer to naming a suspect in a random, deadly drive by shooting.

Detectives believe a shooter opened fire on 15-year-old Molly Conley and a group of friends Saturday night. They had been walking to the lake and celebrating her recent birthday at a sleepover.

Conley's friends were not injured.

Many gathered at a Magnolia church Sunday night to reflect on Conley’s life and try to process her sudden death. The girl was a freshman at Seattle’s Bishop Blanchet High School and, according to the school’s president, was a straight-A student. Friends say she was also involved with soccer and lacrosse.

Blanchet President Antonio DeSapio called in incident a "tragedy" which impacts the entire Blanchet community. Conley’s brother and cousins also attend the High School.

Police say they’re investigating whether the shooting is tied to other similar incidents in Lake Stevens on Saturday.  Fresh bullet holes were found in other parts of the city on Sunday.  It is unclear the motivation behind such a spree.

The Lake Stevens Police Department is working with the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit and the Marysville Police Department on this incident. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Lake Stevens Police Tip Line at (425) 377-3214 or the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit at 425 388-3845.

 

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