Security Guard Shoots At Teenager Outside FDA Lab

Bothell, Washington — A security guard shot at a teenage boy outside a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regional facility in Bothell, Washington, early Friday.

Police Captain Denise Langford said it wasn’t immediately clear why the guard, who hasn’t been identified, fired at the 15-year-old. The incident happened around 7 am in the parking lot of the FDA’s Pacific Regional Laboratory Northwest.

According to Sgt. Cedric Collins, the teenager, who is also unidentified, got into a car after he was shot at and crashed into another car about a mile away on the Bothell-Everett Highway. It was not known whether the boy was hit with a bullet or injured in the crash.

The boy was taken to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland with non-threatening injuries. he had a gunshot wound to his foot and minor cuts on his face. According to King 5 News, he had been released from the hospital by noon.

Witnesses in the area said they heard multiple gunshots and saw tire tracks leading from the street across a grassy area. Officers found a baseball cap and a sideview mirror in the street.

Northshore School District spokeswoman Leanna Albrecht said the boy is a student at the Secondary Academy for Success, an alternative high school that is located across the street from the laboratory. Students at the school said they have been told repeatedly that the parking lot at the lab is off-limits.

An entire block of the street the lab is located on as closed off during the police investigation, and SAS and Northshore Academy were locked down after the shooting.

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