Shooter sought in fatal Lake Stevens drive-by



SEATTLE — Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives have taken the lead in looking for the drive-by shooter who killed a 15-year-old girl walking along a road with friends Saturday night at Lake Stevens.

Investigators have identified no suspects in the death of Molly Conley.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Monday there is no new information to release. Lake Stevens police said Sunday there were other possible drive-by shootings that night that hit only property.

Conley lived in Seattle and was a freshman at Bishop Blanchet High School. Hundreds attended a prayer service for her Sunday night at Our Lady of Fatima church.

The president of the private Catholic school, Antonio DeSapio, issued a statement Sunday confirming that the victim was 15-year-old Molly Conley of Seattle. He called it a “a terrible act of random violence.”

Her family’s church, Our Lady of Fatima, held a Sunday night prayer service in her memory. Hundreds of parents and children filled the sanctuary to honor Conley, the Seattle Times reported. Many students came wearing Blanchet’s school colors, green and gold.

DeSapio says grief counselors will be on hand to meet with students, teachers, staff and parents when school opens Monday morning.

Conley’s brother, John, is a Bishop Blanchet sophomore, and two cousins also attend the school.

Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Rochon confirmed that the sheriff’s major crimes team is assisting Lake Stevens police with the investigation, but he said Sunday he had no further information about the crime.