WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire tonight; Sunday shooting victim shows up at hospital; car prowl

In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

GUNFIRE INVESTIGATION: From police radio – multiple calls came in reporting gunfire around the 5400 block of 23rd SW, and investigating officers reported finding shell casings. No word of any injuries. We’ll follow up on this when the final report’s in tomorrow.

(Added 11:13 am Wednesday) Summarized from the report, by SPD media relations Det. Mark Jamieson: “Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 5400 -5600 block of 23rd Ave SW around 10:20 pm (Tuesday) night. When they arrived, they located several shell casings in the street. As officers continued to look around the area, they saw that a vehicle parked in a driveway had been struck with two rounds and that the east side of a house had also been struck. Officers spoke to the occupants of the home, who reported no injuries and stated that they did not hear or see anything. The Gang Unit was notified, the scene was photographed, and the evidence was collected and placed into evidence.”

SHOOTING VICTIM SHOWS UP AT HOSPITAL: This one is from the police-report files. The just-made-public narrative on this report says a 24-year-old man showed up at Harborview Medical Center on Sunday afternoon with a gunshot wound to his leg and said it happened in the 4500 block of Delridge Way SW. He told police he was waiting for a friend to pick him up when someone he described as a 6’4″ black man dressed in all black walked up to him, said something like, “You jumped my homies,” and fired a single shot at the victim’s leg. That dropped the victim to the ground in pain, he said, adding that someone he “hardly knew” then drove up and offered to drive him to the hospital. That “someone,” the victim continued, dropped him off half a block from the hospital and he walked the rest of the way in. Meantime, police went to that area of Delridge but found no evidence or witnesses, while the police report concludes with a mention that the King County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gunfire report in the same time frame in Skyway, finding a single spent casing but no victim or other evidence.

CAR PROWL: This reader report received tonight is from Todd in the 3200 block of 41st SW:

Just want to alert others that we found our car’s driver-side door ajar this morning and evidence someone had rifled through car, but nothing taken. We don’t leave anything in our car and usually lock it, but forgot. We filed an online police report just to document incident. Car was parked in driveway.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire tonight; Sunday shooting victim shows up at hospital; car prowl"

  • Double Dub Resident February 1, 2017 (4:48 am)

    Gun fire/shootings  are  becoming more and more common to the point where people are going to feel it’s just the norm and apologists will say that’s just part of living in a big city der de der.  You know like living in a garbage dump with needless laying around schools (like Roxhill),  and car prowlers and car thieves run around basically doing whatever they want with little to no consequences. Sideshows become the norm like Oakland ( look up Oakland sideshow and police)  as these types of activities are already happening in Seattle.  And having safe spaces for junkies to shoot their smack.  Shoot don’t meth heads need their safe spaces too? I’m surprised there’s no protest for that.  

    • Mike February 1, 2017 (7:40 am)

      Ignorant parents will call sideshows ‘kids being kids’.  You’ll see parents of young adults and underage criminals defending them as a  ‘good kid’, meanwhile an actual good kid had his head bashed in and is at Harborview over a cell phone or just for walking down the street near the criminal thug.  We have a nation of idiots, self serving morons, a completely insane President who’s goal is to protect his personal financial kingdom at the cost of our nations security… time for people who give a damn to fight back, take back and stand their ground.

  • Andy February 1, 2017 (7:41 am)

    During most of the eighties and into early 1992, I lived in the 2500 block, one block west of Delridge Avenue,  just a few doors south of Brandon St. I used to hear gunfire almost every night as people drove through the the Longfellow Creek greenbelt. On one occasion, late at night, when I was outside in front of my house, the fact that I was legally armed saved me from serious injury, maybe even death, for all I know. On several other occasions I had to call the SPD to ask for help. They never showed up, but they would call hours later to ask if I still needed assistance. Though I personally had good neighbors, it was then, and from the description of this latest incident, in what used to be my neighborhood.  I always felt that had it been in a more affluent part of town it would have had a more police presence and safer.

  • Ric February 1, 2017 (10:37 am)

    Sounds a bit like someone’s puzzle is missing a few pieces.

  • WestCake February 1, 2017 (3:39 pm)

    Part of living in a big city is hearing gunfire……if you want more police around patrolling, elect some politicians that will support increasing the police budget. 

    • Double Dub Resident February 1, 2017 (7:12 pm)

      Really?  I suppose those living in let’s say Magnolia,  Mercer Island, Upper Queen Anne  etc.  must constantly have to endure hearing gunfire simply because hey,   they live in a big city.  

      And I didn’t vote for any of these morons in office 

  • local resident February 2, 2017 (2:22 pm)

    This is not the first time that particular house has been hit by gunfire… I wonder which comes first? Someone dies? Or the police department actually does anything about it.

  • Brian Hughes February 11, 2017 (8:19 am)

    We lived in Lower Queen Anne (now in WSEA) for 17 years – never heard a gunshot.  That doesn’t mean they didn’t happen – but I never heard one.  On the other hand, I lived in Phoenix (35th St. and Thomas) and heard gunshots nightly.  New Year’s Eve was a war zone – bullets landing on the roof, shotgun pellets raining down, utter craziness.  In LQA, I called the cops a handful of times – they showed up within 5 mins every single time.

    Point is, I don’t think we should accept gunfire as simply part of the city.  Unfortunately, it takes lots of calls, complaints, letters to city reps, to get more police.  I don’t think gentrification should be the only way to get violent people out of a neighborhood.

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