Officers seek information following shooting Monday

The shooting on Pacific Highway South left a Showalter Middle School student injured.

The Des Moines Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred Monday morning along Pacific Highway South.

The shooting left a 13-year-old Showalter Middle School student injured. He was hit in the bicep and transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. David Mohr, public information officer for the Des Moines Police Department.

He was released from the hospital Monday, Mohr said.

Kent Police first responded to reports of a gunshot victim around 6:57 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at the Metro park and ride at Kent-Des Moines Road and Military Road.

During the investigation, officers determined the shooting had occurred at the 23000 block of Pacific Highway at a bus stop, Mohr said.

According to a media release from the Tukwila School District, the student reportedly sought help from bystanders but was denied.

He made his way to the park and ride where he was able to get help, the release added.

The student was waiting for the bus to go to school when he was shot.

He was expected to return to school today, Wednesday, according to the release.

The Tukwila School District had made different arrangements for his transportation to school, the release said.

Officers also determined there was broken glass at the bus shelter along with a window of a box truck parked behind the shelter had been broken.

When officers spoke with witnesses, one witness told them they heard four to five gunshots. Mohr said the shots correspond to the time of the shooting.

The witness was able to tell officers they saw a blue Honda hatchback leaving the scene heading northbound on Pacific Highway. The vehicle had two subjects in it but the witness was unable to get a description, Mohr said.

Mohr said detectives are currently working on the case and checking with surveillance cameras in the area for any additional information.

The Des Moines Police Department is asking anyone who may have information on the shooting to call 206-878-3301.


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