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Seattle police arrest 17-year-old shooting suspect hiding in locked shed

Seattle police arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of firing a gun at a intersection after tracking him to a locked shed Wednesday afternoon.

According to the report:

Officers responded to a call of gunshots and a vehicle possibly being struck in the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Graham St. around 4:52 p.m.

When officers arrived all parties related to the incident were gone. Several witnesses did provide police with a physical description of the gunman.

About three hours later, gang unit detectives spotted the suspect in the 4800 block of S. Kenyon St. They chased him on foot though yards before losing him.

Additional patrol officers and a K-9 unit were called. The dog tracked the scent of the suspect to a locked shed in the backyard of a house in the block. According to the homeowner, the shed's door was never locked.

After unsuccessful attempts to get the suspected shooter to come out, police obtain permission from the homeowner to force it open and sent in the dog.

The teenager was arrested and later booked into the King County Youth Services on burglary charges. The shooting incident is being investigated further.

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