Girl injured in shooting
March 11, 2012 · Updated 3:23 PM
On Saturday, March 10, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Stanwood Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the city of Stanwood near the 10200 block of State Route 532.
When officers arrived, the preliminary investigation led them to believe that a young child had obtained a firearm from within the vehicle and had discharged the firearm striking their seven-year-old sister, according to Lt. Brent Speyer, of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
The children involved are the children of a Marysville Police Officer and the vehicle involved in this incident also belongs to the Marysville Officer, according to Speyer. The parents of the children involved were nearby when the incident occurred. The Stanwood Police Department requested that the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigate the incident. Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit have responded and are investigating.
Members of the Marysville Police Department became aware of an accidental shooting that
occurred in North Snohomish County this afternoon, according to a statement released March 10 by Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux, of the Marysville Police Department. The incident does involve family members of an employee of the Department,
“At this time we are all extremely concerned for the well-being of one of our department family members,” stated Police Chief Rick Smith. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his
family, especially his injured little girl.”
The incident is being investigated by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.