Update: Police investigate stabbing, one man hurt

January 20, 2013 at 2:47 am | In Delridge, West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 11 Comments

2:47 AM: Police are investigating a stabbing in the Delridge/22nd SW area (map) right now. According to radio traffic between medics and Harborview Medical Center, the victim is a 27-year-old man described as having a “single stab wound to the left flank.” He is being taken to HMC; no other details so far.

3:28 AM UPDATE: Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams says officers “are currently attempting to gather information as to exactly what occurred” – so far they know that the victim himself called 911 to report that he had been stabbed by someone he didn’t know, but didn’t make the call until about 15 minutes after it happened. They found him near Delridge and Graham. Early information from medics, Lt. Williams says, is that the stab wound was not life-threatening.

11:13 AM UPDATE: A few more details this morning via SPD Blotter – but what happened remains a mystery. (For the commenter who asked, police clarify the wound location as “lower left back.”)


  1. nothing good happens after midnight..

    Comment by ineedtwinkiesnow — 9:16 am January 20, 2013 #

  2. Where exactly is the left flank located? Sounds like a cut of meat rather than human anatomy.

    Comment by comment — 10:07 am January 20, 2013 #

  3. Just your weekly Hellridge stabbing

    Comment by Marcus M — 10:58 am January 20, 2013 #

  4. Actually, no. We cover all assault-with-weapons calls. This is the first one in five months (in August there was one on Alki and one in High Point) in all of West Seattle. – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 11:07 am January 20, 2013 #

  5. Is this somehow related to the 3 shots I heard around 3:30 am in South Delridge (I would guess no since knives don’t make that bang-bang sound)?

    Comment by LadyBusiness — 12:39 pm January 20, 2013 #

  6. THANK YOU, Tracy, well said.
    I love our neighborhood.

    Comment by NorDel — 2:17 pm January 20, 2013 #

  7. Wasn’t there a shooting in that same location just a few weeks back? Isn’t this near the West precinct?

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 3:09 pm January 20, 2013 #

  8. Not really that close. Southwest Precinct is more than half a mile away, at Delridge/Webster. Here’s Delridge/22nd:
    Most recent shooting was even further south – the little triangle across from the Dollarwise-turned-dispensary in South Delridge, end of November:
    The incident in the 2200 block of SW Holden earlier this month was self-inflicted and involved a juvenile. No final public word on weapon but I believe the person survived.

    Comment by WSB — 3:19 pm January 20, 2013 #

  9. Thanks for the info WSB.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 3:20 pm January 20, 2013 #

  10. Thinking it might be time for a ban on knives.

    Comment by ted nakahara — 12:47 am January 21, 2013 #

  11. Someone get on their soap box for knife reform.

    Comment by cr — 9:03 am January 21, 2013 #

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