Burglary attempt leads to double shooting

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KING5.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary that led to a double shooting.

Authorities say two males where shot as they attempted to burglarize an occupied home in the 15800 block of Hwy. 99 Thursday night.

A 54-year-old female was home with her 21-year-old son when the two men attempted to force their way into the house.

According to the Sheriffs Department the son shot both men, striking one in the back and one in the arm.

The suspects, both 20, fled the area and were picked up by Lynnwood Police a short while later.

Both were taken into custody and transported to the hospital to be treated for their injures.

Authorities say the male who shot the men is cooperating with law enforcement.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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