Not A Road Rage Incident After All
Four arrested in Everett gang shooting
June 17, 2017
(EVERETT, WA.) -- When the shots rang out Monday May 29th in broad daylight and the young man was badly wounded, the incident was initially thought to have been a typical "road rage" shooting.
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But it wasn't and now four teens are under arrest.
The incident happened on that Monday in the 8000 block of Beverly Blvd around 3:45 pm. When the gunfire had stopped, a 16-year old boy was in critical condition after being wounded.
Initial 911 calls reported, "A road rage incident between two vehicles in the area of Casino Rd and Evergreen Way while additional callers said gunshots were fired on Beverly Blvd between vehicles with the same descriptions," said an Everett Police statement the day the incident happened.
The vehicles involved were initially described as a white SUV or truck and a black Honda Civic.
But just two days later based on their investigation, police detectives believed the incident was not a random road rage situation at all but had started out earlier as a gang confrontation.
Detectives eventually identified the described “white SUV or truck” used in the shooting and developed probable cause to arrest four young male teenagers who were inside the rig during the incident, according to an Everett Police statement released Friday.
With assistance from the Snohomish County Gang & Drug Task Force, ATF, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Violent Offender Task Force, the four were arrested Friday afternoon.
A 16 year-old and a 14 year-old were booked into the Denny Juvenile Justice Youth Center while two 18 years-olds were booked into the Snohomish County Jail on assault charges. All four are from the Everett area.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.