Police to public: Help us find car used in shooting of boy at school bus stop

Police are asking for the public to help them locate this car used in a drive-by shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Des Moines. (Des Moines Police Dept. photo)

DES MOINES, Wash. - Police are asking for the public's help in locating a car used in the drive-by shooting of a 13-year-old boy last month at a school bus stop in Des Moines.

The boy's arm was wounded in the Nov. 26 shooting at the bus stop in the 23000 block of Pacific Highway South. He then ran to another bus stop near Interstate 5 and Kent-Des Moines Road in Kent when he could find no one to help him at the shooting scene.

Police responded and medics took the boy to the hospital after a Good Samaritan called 911.

Investigators found a witness who works at a rental car lot near the shooting scene that said he saw a blue Honda driving north on Pacific Highway when he heard four to five shots. Bullet holes were found in the bus shelter and in one of the cars on the rental lot.

Further investigation revealed that the drive-by shooting suspects' vehicle is a blue 1999 Honda Civic with Washington license plate AKU8731 that was reported stolen to Bellevue police on Nov. 7. The car, which has scratches on the front passenger side, has been seen in south King County since it was reported stolen.

Police also found a photo of the car (seen below). The occupants are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who spots the vehicle or who knows of its whereabouts is urged to call 911. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Des Moines police at (206) 878-3301. The case number is 18-3025.

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