West Seattle Crime Watch: Gunfire in South Delridge & beyond

11:04 PM: If you’re in the South Delridge area and thought you heard gunfire … police report finding at least one shell casing in the area of the 9000 block of Delridge Way SW. No reports of any injuries so far. (Thanks to the person who texted the tip.)

11:15 PM: Via the scanner, we’ve heard police report also finding casings near 17th/Barton, and now officers think they are hearing shots in the distance to the southwest, possibly closer to 13th/Roxbury, where people are calling in about it. They’ve also found a car window shot out – we’ve just received a photo we’re adding atop this story.

11:42 PM: Also, reports shots were heard near Delridge and Juneau.

12:01 AM: And now in the Olson vicinity, east end of Roxbury, near Arrowhead Gardens. Helicopter alert: You might also hear Guardian One joining the search.

12:14 AM: The car they’re looking for is described (again, via scanner) as a red older 4-door Honda, possibly loud exhaust, 3-5 male teens/young adults inside. If you have any tips, call 911.

11:48 AM: Police report the overnight arrest of a 16-year-old who’s under investigation in connection with all this – we’ve published a separate update.

18 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Gunfire in South Delridge & beyond"

  • m April 8, 2015 (11:18 pm)

    Several neighbors in the area called in reports of hearing gunshots and the police were on it quickly. We heard about 7 shots fired in quick succession.

    • WSB April 8, 2015 (11:19 pm)

      Thank you. We’re listening and it sounds like multiple locations … no report of anyone having been caught yet, but police are heading to the newest reported location.

  • westseattledood April 8, 2015 (11:19 pm)

    a second round of four modified type of shotgun at 11:14. I called the first round in too 20 minutes ago.

  • westseattledood April 8, 2015 (11:20 pm)

    a second round of four modified type of shotgun at 22:14. I called the first round in too.


  • Lesley April 8, 2015 (11:23 pm)

    Just heard about six in succession near Brandon

  • Melissa April 8, 2015 (11:36 pm)

    I just heard another at 11:33. Sounds like the county side of Roxbury and Delridge.

  • m April 8, 2015 (11:58 pm)

    I heard the same shot that Melissa heard around 11:30 and called it in, too. Not much liking this.

    • WSB April 9, 2015 (12:07 am)

      Lot of police power trying to catch these guys. And it sounds like Guardian One is or will be involved.

  • HC April 9, 2015 (12:31 am)

    What is going on tonight. Listening to scanner shots are being fired all over West Seattle heard call for Red Honda said its stolen, here guardian flying also call out for gang unit to respond. Please everyone be safe.

  • WTF April 9, 2015 (3:08 am)

    Cant these PsOS go to school or get jobs?
    This is NOT ok.

  • WSMom April 9, 2015 (7:02 am)

    Interesting how I see 17th and Barton quite often in reports like this. Is this near the problem house I’ve heard about?

  • John April 9, 2015 (7:50 am)

    Reports of shots near delridge around 8:00 pm yesterday if you look at tweets by beat. I checked because I witnessed a heavy police response around 8:15 heading home on delridge. Looks like this was going on all evening.

    • WSB April 9, 2015 (8:44 am)

      John – There was one report at that point. We didn’t hear any confirmation of shell casings found, etc. Then suddenly in the late evening, this all started happening, and we published this as soon as we heard confirmation.
      Big G – No, this was not in White Center. All the reports were north of Roxbury, and that’s been “South Delridge” for a long time. Used to even have a South Delridge-WC Community Safety Coalition until the grant funding ran out.

  • julianne farmer April 9, 2015 (7:55 am)

    We have been battling activity in the 9200 block of 21st ave SW- 3 houses down from Cambridge.

  • Big G April 9, 2015 (8:35 am)

    “South Delridge” so that is what we’re calling White Center these days.

  • Lindsey April 9, 2015 (9:34 am)

    I heard the noise at 8-ish as well, while out on a walk with my husband and young son. It didn’t really sound like a gun shot to me, more like a car backfiring but the quick police response and helicopters made us scoot home quickly. I’m so sick of this, and I’ve only lived in the neighborhood for three years.

  • Cheetah fast dad April 9, 2015 (8:32 pm)

    a 16 year old with a handgun firing shots indiscriminately and then putting a handgun to his own family member’s head? The lack of care, foresight, or regard is astonishing. If he’s going to sit down at the big boy table and use a firearm, he should do big boy time.

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