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Man shot while confronting car prowler in Parkland

Last night, at 10:34 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a vehicle prowl that had turned into a shooting near 146th St Ct S and Pacific Ave S in Parkland.

A 911 caller said he interrupted someone breaking into his car and was holding the suspect at gunpoint. Moments later, the caller reported gunshots.

When deputies arrived, they discovered that the 911 caller had several gunshot wounds. They administered first aid to the victim and set up a perimeter.

The suspect, who had been wearing a clown mask, left behind a white Hyundai sedan at the scene. A records check revealed that the car had been stolen from the Seattle area.

Deputies launched a search for the suspect, with assistance from a K9 team and Guardian 1, the King County Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter.

Deputies located several guns behind a nearby residence as well as a clown mask in the street, but it appeared that the suspects were picked up by someone in a vehicle before deputies could locate them.

We believe there were three juvenile male suspects involved.

The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

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