Teen hospitalized after early-morning assault in Edmonds’ Seaview neighborhood

Area where assault occurred.

Area where assault occurred.

A 16-year-old girl was taken to Swedish/Edmonds hospital early Tuesday morning after suffering non-life-threatening injuries during what Edmonds police are describing as “a juvenile party that had gotten out of control” in the Seaview neighborhood, and one that may have involved gunfire.

According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Josh McClure, police officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 8400 block of 191st Street Southwest just after 1 a.m., after a resident called 911 reporting that a female was outside asking for help. Officers arrived to find multiple subjects in the area including the girl, who had been physically assaulted and had also sustained an injury to the back of her neck. The cause of that injury is still under investigation, McClure said.

The female victim and several witnesses reported hearing a gunshot during the disturbance, and investigators “are working to determine the cause of all injuries to the victim and whether a gun was used,” McClure added. “A search of the area and any residences that are determined to be involved will be part of the subsequent investigation. No arrests have been made.”

The victim was a reported runaway out of Everett. Her parents have been notified, police said.

Anyone with knowledge about the incident is asked to contact the Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0200.

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