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2-year-old dies in Federal Way shooting

Incident took place in a parking lot near the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive near IHOP.

A 2-year-old died from a gunshot wound after a mid-morning shootout April 4 in Federal Way.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at about 9:58 a.m. After arriving at the scene in a parking lot near the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive near IHOP restaurant, they received a call from St. Francis Hospital about a child with a gunshot wound, according to Federal Way Police.

After being treated at St. Francis Hospital, the 2-year old in critical condition was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. At 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, police shared that the child died.

Federal Way Police report that investigations suggest that the child was struck amid a shootout between a relative of the child and another subject, and that the incident is not a random occurrence.

Federal Way Police report that their “thoughts are with the family of the child affected by this shooting” and that their “detectives are working tirelessly to identify suspects and we are committed to pursuing justice for the victim and the family.”

Police ask that anyone with information to call 253-835-2121. Tips can also be submitted through the Crimestoppers website.


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