UPDATE, Monday, Aug. 20, 1:40 p.m.: Kirkland Police were continuing to follow leads Monday afternoon after a home invasion shooting late Sunday night that injured a Kirkland man, and have not located three suspects who fled the scene. Det. Allan O’Neill, a Kirkland Police Department spokesman, confirmed that the incident occurred in Juanita proper, not the Totem Lake area as police reported earlier. Details remain uncertain. “We haven’t had a chance to talk to the victim yet. He’s still recovering,” O’Neill said. “We’re regrouping and following up leads.” The victim’s girlfriend, in the house during the incident, is in her mid-20s and was not injured.
A 26-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the arm and torso during what appears to be a home invasion robbery in the Junaita area Sunday night at about 10 p.m., Kirkland Police are reporting.
The man was at home in the 12000 block of 102nd Court NE with his girlfriend when two men apparently forced their way in and pistol-whipped the man in front of the woman, according to a press release by the Kirkland Police Department.
The victim and the two men at some point left the house, and a gunshot was heard by the woman inside. The suspects then fled on foot. Kirkland Police responded and found the man with a gunshot wound in the arms and torso. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by the Kirkland Fire Department aid crew, where he was in stable condition, the press release said.
Police then located a suspect vehicle, and three men fled from the car on foot. Kirkland and Redmond K9 units began attempting to track the suspects, and the search continued into Monday morning.
Police also remained on the scene Monday morning. The press release said it is not known if the victim knew any of the suspects.
It was the second home invasion incident in Kirkland since Friday, Aug. 17, when on Finn Hill, escaping with a safe.
Kirkland Patch will update this story as soon as more details become available.