BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff’s deputies in Washington state said.
Investigators used a police dog to search the Bremerton mobile home park where the shooting took place, but the dog did not pick up the suspect’s scent.
“We feel confident the suspect is no longer in the mobile home park,” Kitsap County Sheriff’s Lt. Detective Earl Smith said.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the boy’s mother was trying to shield him when he was shot, but the mother was not hurt. The woman who was killed was a roommate.
Officials say they received reports of gunshots heard at the Kariotis Mobile Home Park just after 2 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found the woman dead and the 2-year-old critically injured. The toddler was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, but he later died.
The third victim, a man whose age is unknown, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries. The man was shot in the lower abdomen and underwent surgery, Smith said.
The sheriff’s office released a statement late Saturday identifying the woman who was killed as Heather Kelso of Bremerton. She was an employee of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and had lived in the mobile home park for three years, the sheriff said.
The boy was identified as Kaden Lum, also of Bremerton. He and his mother had lived with Kelso for three weeks. The sheriff’s office did not release the boy’s mother’s name.
The mother and boy had moved into the home three weeks ago, Smith told the newspaper. The boy’s father lives outside Kitsap County, Smith said. The third victim was a neighbor who was visiting and was shot as he ran back to his residence, Smith said.
Two other homes were hit with bullets, but no one was hurt, he said.
Bremerton is on the west side of Puget Sound, across from Seattle.
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