West Seattle Crime Watch: Shooting victim shows up hours after gunfire; school-burglary arrests

June 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

2:37 PM: Early this morning, some High Point residents thought they heard gunfire. Police checked it out – nothing and no one found. Then, about 10 hours later, someone turned up at a hospital many miles away, claiming they’d been shot in West Seattle. >SPD Blotter has details.

ADDED 3:03 PM: SPD Blotter has published another West Seattle story today as well – involving suspects caught in connection with break-ins at Highland Park and Sanislo Elementaries.

12 Comments

  1. I’m willing to bet he accidentally shot himself with an illegally owned firearm.

    Comment by Coyote — 2:47 pm June 28, 2013 #

  2. Very interesting story about the school break in sting! Way to go SPD!

    Comment by Under cover! — 3:18 pm June 28, 2013 #

  3. glad they were caught – too bad it was after the ransacked the schools.

    Comment by christie — 3:34 pm June 28, 2013 #

  4. The gangs or whatever they are in HP are getting out of control. We frequently call the police for gunshots and fights. No response from the police (at least not timely) and absolutely no accountability on Seattle Housing Authority for having these dangerous people live in this neighborhood. Drug deals happen in the open, groups of gangs walk around and make you feel unsafe. I know what HP used to be and it’s heading there again. SHA should be held accountable for the criminals they’re allowing into West Seattle.

    Comment by HP Homeowner — 6:12 pm June 28, 2013 #

  5. With a precinct less than a mile from HP, police presence should be increased.

    Of course, our mayor and city council have other things on their minds, and it’s not public safety.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 7:18 pm June 28, 2013 #

  6. It doesn’t help that when a homeowner complains about rowdy renters to SHA, SHA in turn tells the renter exactly which owner complained. Yeah thanks because I want to be jumped at night in the alley we share. Really conductive to this whole diversified neighborhood concept.

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 11:38 pm June 28, 2013 #

  7. Wonder if we can give these people $500,000 to “move along”
    I too have witnessed these roving gangs of youth with zero regard for traffic and conveying the “up to no goodness” factor.

    Comment by Ted Nakahara — 6:29 am June 29, 2013 #

  8. History is doomed to repeat itself. 10 years from now we will all be afraid to stop at the car wash after dark or the stop light on 35th and Morgan.

    But then again, we wouldnt want to make anyone feel bad or profile anyone (even though they are walking down the street wearing all red clothing).

    Comment by smokeycretin9 — 4:13 pm June 29, 2013 #

  9. I heard that the homeowners associate or SHA or whatever cut back patrols from the private security company. Whatever the reason, Highpoint has definitely felt less safe in the last year or so.

    Comment by Eric — 1:02 pm June 30, 2013 #

  10. Any one know what happened about 4:00 am on beach drive and 41st

    Comment by Kathy R — 7:11 pm June 30, 2013 #

  11. @Eric, it’s true. SHA did and they didn’t tell us homeowners. I personally would gladly pay for security if asked. Something needs to be done. This neighborhood is being overtaken by thugs. @tricky-I’ve heard this too. Where is the accountability for our safety!?

    Comment by HP Homeowner — 7:14 pm June 30, 2013 #

  12. Where does Beach Drive meet 41st? Haven’t heard of anything. What did you see/hear? There’s nothing on the Seattle Fire log for anywhere in West Seattle anywhere near that time … so nothing involving injury … TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:37 pm June 30, 2013 #

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