A security guard opened fire on a 15-year-old boy at a Food and Drug Administration facility in Bothell early Friday, according to police.
Bothell Police Captain Denise Langford said it was not immediately clear why the guard fired at the boy about 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the FDA’s Pacific Regional Laboratory Northwest.
The teenager got into a car after the shooting and crashed into another vehicle about a mile away, Langford said.
Contrary to initial information from police at the scene, it was not clear if the boy was actually wounded in the shooting. Lanford said the boy suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital where he was expected to recover.
People who were in the area at the time of the shooting said they heard multiple gunshots, and tire tracks could been seen leading from the street in front of the building and across a grassy median.