Edmonds police said Monday they are continuing to investigate a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old Shoreline resident early Saturday, July 7 behind the Edmonds Dairy Queen.
The teenage boy was shot twice in the lower body and was last known to be in satisfactory condition, said Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure.
According to McClure, at the time of the shooting the victim was with three other males in the Dairy Queen parking lot — located at 212th Street Southwest and 76th Avenue West –and detectives have faced challenges getting cooperation from those involved. “They are looking into evidence that there may be some level of gang affiliation,” McClure said.
Information at this point suggests that the incident “may have been a prearranged meeting between the two groups over some type of earlier altercation,” he added.
The suspects were last seen leaving the area in a white, four-door sedan with tinted windows. Two black males and one white male were seen, all ranging from 18-22 years of age. It is believed that there may have been a fourth suspect who was driving the vehicle.
There was limited surveillance footage available from the area and detectives are working with other local law enforcement to help identify the suspects. So far, the suspect information includes:
Suspect 1: Gunman: black male age 18-22 5-11 to 6-feet tall, 150-170 lbs. All black sweat suit.
Suspect 2: Black male, age 18-22, 6-2 to 6-3, 180-190 lbs. Curly hair on top in shape of pineapple.
Suspect 3: White male, 18-22 ,5-7 to 5-8, 160-170 lbs.
If you have any information. call the Edmonds PD tip line at 425-771-0212 or submit a tip online here. These suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach and instead call 911 if seen.