FEDERAL WAY, WA — Police in Federal Way are reportedly investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the Maplewood Apartments early Tuesday. The seemingly accidental shooting reportedly occurred just after midnight.
Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex in thearound 12:15 a.m. July 2. When the arrived, they found the boy already deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
Another 14-year-old boy was reportedly with the victim at the time of the shooting, but officers have not yet been able to locate him. At this time, police reportedly believe the teens were mishandling the gun when it went off.
No one else in the apartment was hurt in the shooting, and all but the missing boy are reportedly cooperating with the investigation.
The area around the apartment building is cordoned off and detectives are investigating.
Patch reached out to Federal Way police but did not receive an immediate response. This post will be updated.
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