Bellevue police are investigating a suspected murder after a body was found early Wednesday in the Goldsmith Neighborhood Park.
On April 3, just after 12:30 a.m., Bellevue Police responded to the space after gunshots were heard by nearby neighbors. Multiple calls came in from residents in the area of the park located at 3200 142nd Place Northeast.
When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old male, deceased with gunshot wounds, said Seth Tyler, spokesman for the Bellevue Police Department. The victim was found near a picnic table, and was visible by officers from the parking area, he added.
Tyler would not disclose the number of gunshot wounds, or where the victim was shot.
The death is being investigated as a murder. No weapons were recovered at the scene and suicide was ruled out. And there were no suspects found at the scene.
Officers believe the crime was a targeted attack and not a random act of violence. They do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
Medical examiners removed the victim’s body from the scene shortly before 11 a.m. Investigators remain at Goldsmith and the park will likely remain closed for most of the day, Tyler said. He anticipates the park will open after a collection of evidence is complete.