UPDATE: Eleven people hurt, 2 year old is now improving, after van smashes into Burien Ross
UPDATE Wednesday 1:30pm
A total of 11 patients were transported to the hospital. 7 people went to nearby Highline Hospital, including an infant who had bumps and bruises. 1 patient went to Valley Medical Center and 3 went to Harborview Medical Center.
The most critically injured is a 2 year old child, who was pinned by the van as it came to rest. The toddler's 41 year old grandfather, and an unrelated male in his 30's, were also critically hurt.
When deputies arrived, the 2 year old did not have a pulse. The quick actions of deputies, fire personnel and King County medics revived the toddler.
The 2 year old child remains at Harborview Hospital, but the latest update from the family indicates he is doing better and is expected to survive. The case remains open and active.
UPDATE Tuesday 4:05pm
One of the victims of the van crash at the Ross Dress for Less in Burien on Monday Dec. 16, was upgraded from critical to serious condition, another upgraded to satisfactory condition but the 2 year old that was injured remained critical at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Two suspects were booked into King County Jail in the incident. The female suspect was Maria Theresa Moore. The male suspect and driver was Lee Russell Skelly, 45 who previously was convicted of wire theft in 2014. He was sentenced to 45 days of work release.
The Ross store remained closed on Tuesday. No word yet on its time for reopening.
Eleven people were hurt, 3 of them are in critical condition, including a 2 year old boy and his grandfather after a van plowed into the Ross store in Burien at 15716 1st Ave S. around 9:15pm.
The van was intended to be a getaway vehicle for a female shoplifter.
According to our news partner Q13 Fox news, "King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott said a shoplifting suspect ran out of the store and into a van. A getaway driver took off, careening into a car outside the Ross store and then into the business, Abbott said.
A toddler and two adults were critically injured and 10 other people suffered unspecified injuries, Abbott said.
The driver of the van and the shoplifting suspect were both taken into custody. Abbott says the driver was suspected of being under the influence of drugs."
This is shameful. To harm everyone else, so you can steal? Those poor families and victims that you have hurt, for what? Clothes??? It is disgusting. I am sick of these thieves who think they are entitled to commit these terrible acts on innocent people. I hope they get the book thrown at them. That is what they deserve.