A security guard opened fire on a “suspicious” 15-year-old boy at a Food and Drug Administration facility in Bothell, Wash. on Friday, police said. It was not immediately clear what compelled the guard to shoot at the boy.
The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the FDA’s Pacific Regional Laboratory Northwest, KOMO-TV reports.
The security guard who shot at the boy is employed by a company contracted to provide security for the FDA facility.
Sgt. Cedric Collins of the Bothell Police Department say the teen got into a car after being fired at and soon crashed into another vehicle about a mile away. He was transported to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. It was not immediately known if the teen was hit by the gunfire or if he only suffered injuries from the collision.
Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots on Friday morning. Further, tire tracks were visible leading from the street to the front of the FDA bluing and across a grassy median.
“Northshore School District’s Secondary Academy for Success was placed in a modified lockdown due to the nearby police activity,” KOMO-TV reports.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The Department of Homeland Security was also on the scene along with local law enforcement and other federal officials.
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