West Seattle Crime Watch: Possible gunshot investigated

3:45 AM: Continuing the overnight watch – police are checking out a report of a possible gunshot heard somewhere in the High Point/Gatewood area. So far, no report of anyone actually being shot, but after the dispatcher put out the word of calls that had come in, one officer said he had heard it while “near the cemetery” (east of High Point) and thought it sounded like a shot and glass breaking. We’ll update if anything conclusive is found.

4:06 AM: Nothing so far – and with apparently no one reporting damage or injury thus far, police have hit something of a dead end.

22 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Possible gunshot investigated"

  • unbelieveable June 1, 2012 (4:42 am)

    What the heck is going on in this city!?

  • Yardvark June 1, 2012 (5:16 am)

    It sounded like a firework to me, complete with a finishing sizzle. Could certainly be wrong, though.

    • WSB June 1, 2012 (5:40 am)

      People we heard from via e-mail and Facebook did describe a loud bang/boom. Still as of this writing – I’ve been monitoring continuously – nothing reported to have been found.

  • tammiws June 1, 2012 (7:14 am)

    Heard it over near Morgan and thought it was a gunshot as well

  • denise June 1, 2012 (7:52 am)

    i heard it. It did not sound like a gun shot. More firework sound.

  • Dave June 1, 2012 (8:02 am)

    For some reason I woke up exactly at 3:33am and heard it about a minute later. Sounded like a firework.

  • thd June 1, 2012 (8:36 am)

    It was a lot louder than a shot or a firework – more like a very loud BOOM

  • Sam June 1, 2012 (9:00 am)

    I heard it on 36th and Othello and thought it sounded like a big boom! It woke me up.

  • ST June 1, 2012 (9:11 am)

    We heard something about that time over on 18th.

  • c June 1, 2012 (9:26 am)

    It was loud, I heard it in Morgan Junction. I can’t imagine a gun could be that loud.

  • sarelly June 1, 2012 (1:21 pm)

    I heard it. Maybe 3:30. It was VERY loud.

  • Cascadianone June 1, 2012 (3:04 pm)

    I’m at 34th and Morgan, roughly. I heard it last night over the sound of a movie I was watching (though my windows were open) and it made me get up off the couch and walk around my house just in case. Sounded like somebody detonated something inside a building or under a cover, it was a deep thump almost felt more than heard. I thought I heard glass tinkling afterwards (maybe that was the firework sizzle at end?) I don’t think it really sounded like a gunshot, maybe a 12-gauge shell if anything.

  • Down In Delridge June 1, 2012 (4:46 pm)

    Anyone know anything about a homicide in the 2800 block of SW Dakota Street? SPD 911 Incident Response website notes one took place and haven’t been able to find out any details.

    • WSB June 1, 2012 (5:02 pm)

      DID, I have just checked both maps in a variety of configurations and am not seeing any homicide icons/labels anywhere. In addition, unless it was a ruling in a case after the fact, I can’t imagine any way a homicide investigation wouldn’t have come to our attention (among others’) by now, thanks to the amazing community tipster network among other things (plus continuous scanner listening, 911 monitoring, alerts set for SPD tweets, and a zillion other things … ) Did you see a time stamp for the incident? P.S. I expect to see police leadership at the safety walk on Beach Drive in an hour and a half and will ask them just to be sure … plus, I’m not too far from that area so I’ll run by on my way back to HQ … TR

  • Paul June 1, 2012 (6:44 pm)

    Just saw three ambulances going south post Fairmount Park.

  • Masha June 2, 2012 (7:17 am)

    I heard it, in the same area, and I keep hearing one guy just screaming at the top of his lungs, and he was out last night around the same time. Anyone else hear this guy? Sounds like it is coming from 34th and Raymond.

  • Down In Delridge June 2, 2012 (7:41 am)

    WSB-TR, There was a time stamp and a CAD Event Number but I did not record them. My fail. If memory serves, the incident was dated May 30 or 31.

    Been monitoring the SPD 911 Incident Response daily to get a sense of hyper local calls to 911. Shocking number of 911 Mental Complaints occurring in the Avalon corridor, from near Yancy south to Genesee. I don’t want to think that many of these calls are related to the Transitional Resources housing project….but they likely are. There was a Threats-Kill report filed on May 31 around noon for the 29XX block of Avalon. CAD Event Number 12000168222.

    • WSB June 2, 2012 (8:31 am)

      DID – we did ask Lt. Davis from the precinct at the safety walk re: your sighting. Nothing that he has heard of.

  • Down In Delridge June 2, 2012 (9:59 am)

    WSB-TR, Thanks for asking SPD. Will ask around and see if any of the neighbors heard or know anything about the incident.

  • Rick June 5, 2012 (10:58 pm)

    Just heard another loud bang like a gunshot in Seaview around 48th and Findlay about 10:30pm 6/5

    • WSB June 5, 2012 (10:59 pm)

      We’ve got a separate story working about that. Possible fireworks.

  • Vern June 6, 2012 (10:09 pm)

    We heard a loud noise last night around 10:30 pm on Tuesday the 5th. We don’t think it sounded like a gun or shotgun. Just a loud BOOM. 50th and Genesee area.

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