By BERNARD CHOI / KING 5 News and KING5.com Staff
KENT, Wash. – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head inside an apartment.
Kent Police say it happened about 10:30 Monday morning at an apartment in the East Hill neighborhood along Kent Kangley Road.
A 17-year-old friend of the boy was inside the apartment and called 911.
A resident of this gated community says while police have responded to disturbances at the house before she did not hear anything out of the ordinary this morning.
Kent Police say the 16-year-old who was shot was not a resident of the home, though he may have been staying there. His 17-year-old friend who called 911 did live here with his mom. Neither were enrolled in the local school district.
Detectives say it's being treated as a suspicious death while they determine whether it was criminal, negligent or accidental.
"I just feel for the mom. Oh man, it's hard to raise kids these days. You try to do your best and hope they don't do anything stupid," said neighbor Liz Reed.
The victim's identity has not been released.