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Teen Remains in Critical Condition After Auburn Shooting

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The 15-year-old victim of what has been described as an accidental shooting remains in critical condition, according to Auburn Police Commander Mike Hirman.

The shooting occurred just before 7:30 pm Friday night in the 5100 block of 297th on Auburn’s west hill.

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A 13-year-old relative of the victim “thought he unloaded the gun before playing with it by swinging it around. A round went off and hit the 15-year-old girl,” said Hirman. The “parents ran upstairs and put her in their car for transport.”

The first Auburn Police officer arrived before the parents left for the hospital and immediately began CPR, Hirman said. Once on scene, South King Fire and Rescue and King County Medic One personnel took over life-saving measures.


Footage from PNW Thinline Photography

The teen was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Hirman confirmed she remains in critical condition.

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Detectives are investigating how the 13-year-old had possession of the firearm. No charges have been filed.

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