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Police: Teen accidentally shot near Everett hospital

Everett police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Providence hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Photo: KOMO News/Air 4)

EVERETT, Wash. -- Police now say a shooting that injured 19-year-old man near the Colby campus of Providence hospital Tuesday, was accidental.

Police were alerted to the shooting in the 1800 block of 13th Street.

Arriving officers found a the 19-year-old had been shot in the back. He was conscious and alert and taken to the Providence emergency room.

Police said his injuries are non-life threatening. They said he underwent surgery and is said to be in good condition.

Police took two teen males,ages 16 and 17 into custody and recovered a hand gun.

Investigators said the victim and the two teens knew each other and the shooting was accidental.

The hospital went into lockdown for about an hour an a half but has since reopened.


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