Mother of teen killed at Mukilteo house party in 2016 suing shooter and his parents
MUKILTEO, Wash. --- The mother of one of the teens killed in a deadly Mukilteo house party in July 2016, is suing the shooter and his parents.
It names convicted murder and former Kamiak High School graduate Allen Ivanov, who pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder, and his parents Anna and Dimitri Ivanov.
Ivanov was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
"I see every parent is responsible, I mean like what to do. As a parent we have to guide our kids,” said Riaz Kahn.
Khan is president of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo, and has held a peace march every year to support those lives lost.
The wrongful death suit alleges Ivanov's parents knew he bought an AR-15 rifle, had a history of mental illness and posed a threat to himself and others. At the time, Ivanov was living with his parents.
In an email response to KOMO News in response to the suit, Ivanov's mother said. "It's a very sad and difficult situation for everyone involved."
"It has impacted me very much. So that is what I say to anyone, I'm also a father of three kids and it is a wake up call to make sure our kids are doing good things,” said Khan.
On July 30, 2016, in a surprise attack at a Mukilteo house party, Ivanov unloaded on unsuspecting party guests.
18-year-old Will Kramer was shot, but survived. On Friday, his father Paul Kramer said he supported the new initiative for stronger gun laws in our state.
“It will help save lives,” Kramer told a crowd.
Khan, who is running for State Senate, says he is supporting I-1639 too.
"It touches my heart, touching all the people in Mukilteo. It should be happening; it happened. What can we do? We can prevent it,” said Kahn.
Jake Long’s mother and her attorney told KOMO News the family had no comment on the lawsuit at this time.