Shooting at Echo Lake Park

Sunday, June 12, 2016

At 11:40pm on Saturday, June 11 at Echo Lake Park/ Interurban Trail, a 16 year old male was shot in the neck.

The victim was with a female when three subjects approached them and ordered the two victims to the ground. When suspects attempted to take the male's cell phone, he tried to resist and to hang onto his phone. That's when the suspect shot him in the neck.

The 16 year old male was taken to Harborview Hospital with what appears to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The King County Sheriff's Major Crime unit is investigating this case.

Echo Lake Park is located at the head of Echo Lake at N 200th and Ashworth.


Tom Wallace June 12, 2016 at 11:05 PM  

Any description of the suspects other than "3 males"? It's alarming that the park and trail in general have become more dangerous over the last few years and nothing seems to be done about it. I live very near the trail and walk my dogs occasionally on it. I'd like to see a police presence there sometimes, especially after sunset. I don't want to resort getting a gun license just to walk my dogs near my house.

Anonymous,  June 12, 2016 at 11:54 PM  

This is just part of the 'growing pains' of being an urbanized dreamland compliments of the decision makers at city hall. Say it with me now and nod along, "We know change is coming!" A non-life threatening injury and lasting psychological trauma isn't too much to ask, is it? After all, the Aurora Transit Center is a regional investment and we should feel privileged and gracious that it's located in Shoreline.

Could have the funds lost from twelve year tax-breaks given by the pro-development city council for mega-density have funded some additional patrols by law enforcement in known high-crime areas, not just Echo Lake? This crime isn't being caused or cultivated by Shoreline residents.

Transit is transit, and if the negligence by the City and the various transit agencies that operate out of this transit center combined with mega-density surrounding it are any indication of how the light rail stations with the kind of density the city is pushing for that only a mere handful of people want, what do you think the future of these neighborhoods holds?

This thing the planners continue to call a "plan" really isn't a plan at all. No plan for public safety, no plan for infrastructure, no master plan for the stations. They've essentially thrown a canister of pick-up sticks in the air and letting them fall where ever and called it "a plan".

Michael June 13, 2016 at 12:06 AM  

Yes would be nice to know what the 3 guys looked like.

Anonymous,  June 13, 2016 at 10:55 AM  

So, are we to be on the lookout for "three subjects"? I'm pretty sure I know why they don't list the race of the suspects. Thanks for the pertinent info, Shoreline Area News! I'll keep my eye out for any groups of three.

What life can throw at you and then some. June 13, 2016 at 1:29 PM  

As a neighbor to the park there are often people doing drugs and other behaviors in the park. It really would be nice for the park to be patrolled more regularly and even for the parks department to monitor the bathrooms more regularly. They can be found with drug paraphernalia in them. It makes me sad to see a park that was just redone for families taken over so families do not want to go. It is such a beautiful plan with the lake. The city did a beautiful job redoing the park and yet....why are our city leaders not taking note? I will not let my kids even go close to the park. I am a social worker and hugely empathetic, but I will not compromise my children's safety. It simply makes me sad.

Anonymous,  June 13, 2016 at 3:26 PM  

And someone's already politicized this. Wow.

Anonymous,  June 13, 2016 at 8:32 PM  

That's the government for you they don't care. I hardly see any police or parks people there. Seems they redid the park for the homeless and druggies.. Sad!

Anonymous,  June 14, 2016 at 1:21 PM  

yeah anon 3:26 - and crime will continue to be politicized over, and over, and over again as it continues to worsen.

Mitch Murdock June 15, 2016 at 5:04 PM  

Crime is definitely a political issue... It won't go away by just pretending it couldn't happen here. Look at on a regular basis then tell me it's not a political issue. Burglaries, assaults, thefts, sexual violence. Our police do a great job but they can only be in so many places at a time. My taxes are high enough in shoreline.

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