Teenager shot in Wild Waves parking lot after altercation

A teenager was shot in the Wild Waves Theme & Water Park parking lot in Federal Way Friday night, according to police.

The 17-year-old victim was shot just before 11 p.m. after he was reportedly involved in an altercation with a group of people, according to Federal Way police spokesman Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

“Police officers were nearby in the park when the shooting occurred and responded immediately,” Schwan said.

The boy was transported to Haborview Medical Center with what were initially life-threatening injuries. He was later reported in stable condition.

Police had no suspect information, Schwan said. The investigation is ongoing.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune for 20 years as a reporter, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and at other newspapers in Nevada and California.