Toddler in Critical Condition After Being Shot, Brought to Fire Station

A toddler was left at a Washington fire station Friday in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Tukwila police said the incident began Friday morning with a “series of 911 calls from the Allentown neighborhood in which a female could be heard screaming on the phone.”

When officers arrived near Tukwila Fire Station #53 on the edge of the neighborhood, they saw a vehicle flee from the station. At that point, they found the toddler with the gunshot wound and began life-saving efforts. The child was transported to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

In the afternoon, police were investigating a home just a few blocks from the fire station where they believed the incident took place. According to police, a family member took the child from the residence after the shooting and was at the fire station with the toddler, later traveling with the child to the hospital.

Hospital officials told KIRO that the child was a 3-year-old boy who remained in critical condition.

Police said they don’t believe the incident was random and asked anyone with information to email at, call our non-emergency number (206) 241-2121, or send us a private message on social media and reference case number 23-2247.
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