Boy shoots brother, 9, inside Federal Way apartment

The 9-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

A 9-year-old boy was shot by his 8-year-old brother in Federal Way on Thursday morning, according to Federal Way Police.

Around 8 a.m. May 19, Federal Way officers responded to a report of a shooting at an apartment complex near the 1200 block of South 336th Street, according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.

The investigation revealed an 8-year-old boy shot his 9-year-old brother while handling a handgun inside the apartment where the family resides, Schwan said. Officers on the scene provided aid as medics and South King Fire and Rescue crews responded.

The 9-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and is in critical condition in the ICU, according to Susan Gregg, spokesperson for Harborview.

Detectives from Federal Way’s Criminal Investigations Section are assisting with the investigation.