A Seattle teen was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he apparently shot himself while on a Metro bus in South Seattle, police said
A woman called police to say that her 17-year-old son had been shot and asked that they meet him at the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Orcas Street, according to police spokeswoman Renee WItt. Police found the wounded teen on the street and he told officers that he heard a “popping” sound before getting on the bus around 8:43 a.m.
The teen said that once he sat down on the bus he realized his thigh was bleeding, said Witt. He then called his mother and got off the bus.
After talking with the teen and the bus driver, police determined that the teen accidentally shot himself, Witt said.
Witt said police found what they believe to be the gun used in the shooting on a nearby street. She said that it hasn’t been determined whether the gun was stolen.