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Police investigate string of shootings

Federal Way police were called to the scene of a shooting at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St.

Upon their arrival, police found a 16-year-old male, located at a residence near the park, with a single gunshot wound to his side, police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said. The shot grazed the juvenile, but did not penetrate his body, she said.

South King Fire and Rescue treated the victim at the scene. His family then transported him to Auburn General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Flores said.

A 15-year-old female victim was discovered suffering from a single gunshot wound to her back at U.S. Bank in the 31200 block of Pacific Highway South, Flores said. The female had been shot while at Steel Lake Park and her friends had begun to transport her to a medical facility, Flores said. They pulled over at the bank and called 911 when they realized she needed immediate attention, Flores said.

The female was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries. She has since been reported in stable condition, Flores said. Police have not been able to collect her statement, Flores said.

A motive for the shootings has not been discovered and the suspect(s) is still at large, Flores said. The shootings occurred a half-hour after the Kids Day event had concluded at Steel Lake Park.

The Federal Way Criminal Investigation Section is further analyzing the case. To report any information about this crime, call 911.

• Officers were dispatched to an illegal discharge shooting at 8:36 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 30400 block of Pacific Highway South in Federal Way. Investigations revealed no known injuries or property damage, police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said. A motive and suspect for this shooting have not been determined, she said. Police are uncertain if this shooting is related to the one that occurred five minutes prior in Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St., Flores said. To report any information about this crime, call 911.

• A third shooting took place at 8:38 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 30700 block of 12th Place Southwest in Federal Way.

Officers found no injured victims, but did find property damage as a result of the gunshots fired into a residence and at a vehicle, police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said. A motive for this shooting as well as a suspect have not been determined, she said. The shooting is under investigation. To report any information about this crime, call 911.

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