3-year-old shot in Tukwila in critical condition, police say

According to Harborview Medical Center, the 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

TUKWILA, Wash. – Detectives are investigating after a toddler is believed to have been shot and taken to a nearby fire station on Friday morning, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila police said officers began responding to the incident after a series of 911 calls from the Allentown neighborhood around 9:30 a.m. They said a woman could be heard screaming in the background during 911 calls.

Police said a family member took the child to the fire station after the shooting and stayed with them. Firefighters told KING 5 that as they prepared to respond to the incident, a woman arrived at Station 53 of the Tukwila Fire Department with her toddler.

Lifesaving efforts have begun and the toddler has been transported to the hospital. According to Harborview Medical Center, the 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

According to police, officers saw a vehicle drive away from the fire station when they arrived.

Police said detectives were investigating a home in the Allentown neighborhood where the shooting is believed to have taken place.

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Police said the shooting was not thought to be random. They are asking anyone with information related to the investigation to email them tips@tukwilawa.gov, call our non-emergency number (206) 241-2121 or send us a private message. me on social media and case number reference 23-2247.

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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