Shootings at Seattle’s ‘The Jungle’ Homeless Camp: Three Teens Arrested

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two people at a Seattle homeless camp known as "The Jungle," police said.

The suspects — ages 13, 16 and 17 — were detained Monday at another homeless camp less than a mile from where the shooting was carried out last week, Seattle police said.

The trio, who have not been identified by officials, were interviewed and scheduled to be booked into a youth detention center "for investigation of homicide," the police department said.

Investigators believe the shooting may have been related to low-level drug dealing, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole told a news conference Monday, according to NBC affiliate KING.

The police chief called the shooting a "senseless act of violence," adding that there were "definitely" three people at the scene, at least two of them shooters.

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Officers also recovered one gun and served warrants on multiple vehicles and locations during what the police department described as a "relentless investigation."

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is now working to determine whether the firearm was used in the incident.

The shooting happened last Tuesday in "The Jungle," a homeless camp in a wooded area bordered by the I-90 and I-5.

Officers discovered five victims — three men and two women — suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. One man was pronounced dead at the scene while another died at a nearby hospital.

The victims were later identified by the King County Medical Examiner as James Q. Tran and Jeannine L. Zapata.