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Three teens shot during apparent drug deal in Federal Way

Two males, one female arrived at St. Francis Hospital with non-life threatening injuries shortly after Federal Way police responded to reports of illegal weapon discharge on Friday.

Three teens were shot during what police said was an apparent drug deal Friday afternoon in Federal Way.

Federal Way officers responded to reports of an illegal discharge in the 2300 block of SW 334th St. at about 12:45 p.m., according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

When they arrived, officers located shell casings in the roadway, but no victims on scene.

Shortly after 1 p.m., medical staff from St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way called to report three subjects with non-life threatening gunshot wounds had just arrived at the hospital.

The shooting victims are two males and one female, and are believed to be in their mid-to late-teens, Schwan stated.

Officers arrived at the hospital to speak with the teens, but all three were uncooperative and refused to speak with police, he noted.

Detectives responded to assist with the investigation.

“The preliminary belief is this shooting was not random and occurred during an illegal narcotics transaction,” Schwan stated.


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