SEATTLE - Seattle police have booked an 18-year-old man into King County Jail for his alleged involvement in the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street earlier this month.
Police say 15-year-old Michael Del Bianco was shot in the stomach, near 3rd Avenue and Pine Street on March 2 around 7:15 p.m. The area is notorious for crime and is already the sight of several deadly shootings in 2022.
"I just don’t know what he was doing down there. The last four months we didn’t see hide nor hair from him, but he did keep in touch," Del Bianco's grandmother, Jodi Gulling, told FOX 13 last week.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail on investigation of homicide. Detectives are not seeking any other suspects at this time.
Since this incident, increased police presence, including a mobile precinct, are now set up along the area of 3rd Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.
In a statement, the mayor's office said:
"Mayor Harrell shares his deep and sincere condolences with the impacted family for their loss. The epidemic of gun violence in Seattle is tragic and unacceptable. We will not be further commenting on this active investigation at this time."
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