Auburn teen shot in southwest Renton; suspects unidentified

Auburn teen shot in southwest Renton; suspects unidentified

A 16 year-old Auburn boy suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound at a Renton apartment complex Sunday.

Renton Police officers – dispatched to a reported shooting around 6:30 p.m. – found the teen in the driver’s seat of a car, which had crashed into a parked van in the 600 block of Southwest 5th Court. The boy was transported to Harborview Medical Center with a life-threatening gunshot wound, police said.

Two male passengers in the car were uninjured, police said. They told investigators that they and the driver had come to the location to meet with another male; on arrival, they were approached by two male subjects. The three in the car tried to flee after they thought that they saw one of the males reach for a gun, police said. As the victim attempted to drive away, one or both of the males fired multiple shots, with one shot striking the victim. The victim’s car struck the van as the two suspects fled.

The suspects were described only as two black males in their late teens or early 20s, police said. At this time, their identities are unknown.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional details may be released as the investigation progresses.

If anyone has any information about the case, please call the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500, and reference case 18-15265.

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