FOLLOWUP: Victim turns up at hospital after High Point shooting

New information just in from Seattle Police on the High Point gunfire mentioned here Sunday afternoon. Though no victim was found after police arrived at the scene at 35th/Morgan, SPD says that about half an hour after the gunfire was reported, “dispatch notified officers a 20-year-old male was dropped off at Harborview Medical Center with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The victim reported he was putting gas in his car … when he heard multiple gunshots, one of which struck him.” Police found “multiple shell casings and other possible evidence” and say that witnesses described “two possible suspects, one a female in her 20’s with blonde hair and a male in his late 20’s with dreadlocks, possibly firing shots at a silver sedan that was last seen speeding away from the scene.”

25 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Victim turns up at hospital after High Point shooting"

  • Anonymous May 22, 2017 (1:41 pm)

    How could anyone tell what color hair she had? She had a head scarf wrapped around her head. The man with her did have dreads, about shoulder length. I hope they find them.

    Also, this was in the middle of the day – at least 4 or 5 shots were fired. Carelessly and freely out in the open, on a beautiful sunny day. I am surprised there were not more victims. There are a lot of homes on the street that any of those bullets could’ve gone into.

  • interesting May 22, 2017 (2:07 pm)

    @anonymous…how do you know the “girl” didn’t have blonde hair and also was wearing a scarf??? were you there and witnessed it?

  • Steve May 22, 2017 (3:15 pm)

    Well remember your city council has more pressing issues to deal with like the soda tax!  Sugar kills you know, not so much flying bullets!

    • AMD May 22, 2017 (8:51 pm)

      This may come as a surprise to you, but legislators work on more than one thing at a time.

    • Katie May 23, 2017 (7:04 am)

      Money doesn’t grow on trees. How exactly does the government do its job without taxes? 

      • Double Dub Resident May 23, 2017 (6:45 pm)

        What makes you think this city is functioning without taxes? That’s absurd

  • DirkDigs May 22, 2017 (3:20 pm)

    All this money pouring into the city, taxes going up and up, and law enforcement cannot do whatever is necessary to prevent daytime gun violence on a sunny afternoon.

    Yawn. But hey, keep making sure people go 30 MPH up Admrial when they get off the bridge! Good call!

    • JanS May 22, 2017 (10:02 pm)

      oh, good grief. First one thing has nothing to do with the other…and 30 mph is damned reasonable. Most go 40-50…probably you, too, because you’re special. How do you stop someone from getting an illegal gun and deciding to shoot someone “on a sunny afternoon”? Can you only commit a crime if it’s raining? Do you honestly think the criminal cares about what you said? Crap happens…it’s inevitable. Serious question here DirkDigs. If you were the police, how would you stop a random thing like that before it happens?

      (and yes, I want more gun control…imagine that…a simple serious background check – but that will not keep all unregistered guns out of the wrong hands…hell, it won’t keep guns out of the not wrong hands, either)

      • Swede. May 23, 2017 (5:30 am)

        There is and have been background checks for a long time already… Then people voted thru ‘initiative 594’ which made it redundant. And we have more shootings than before. Worked great! Something else needs to be done in would say. 

        • Double Dub Resident May 23, 2017 (6:49 pm)

          Exactly, more gun control is not going to do Squat for criminals such as these.

    • Chaff May 23, 2017 (2:01 pm)

      DirkDigs is ABSOLUTELY right. The city has money POURING in!!! Newly approved civilian oversight committees to monitor SPD, an understaffed police department working without a contract for 2 years. Again it is SPD’s fault for not having a police officer on EVERY street corner, especially on a “sunny afternoon”.

      ……..So what’s “necessary” to prevent daytime gun violence anyway?

    • Anonymous May 24, 2017 (8:46 am)

      DirkDigs -savage response is on point. Cut the speed trap and maybe police the beach when the crime is actually happening. You know, after the sun goes down. 

      • Wheat May 25, 2017 (10:52 am)

        “Speed trap”?? When, where, what times, how often, have you seen a speed trap on Admiral? Just curious

        • WSB May 25, 2017 (11:01 am)

          “Speed trap” would be a subjective term but the Traffic Unit does do enforcement on the hill north of the bridge. We get sporadic reports (noting them from time to time in the morning traffic coverage) and we saw a motorcycle officer observing from the top of the hill just east/south of the Admiral Way Viewpoint roughly two weeks ago. – Tracy

  • Mike May 22, 2017 (5:20 pm)

    Ugh

  • Steve May 22, 2017 (7:29 pm)

    And Lisa herbold is more concern about recording the police then dealing with all these shootings.  Pretty sad…

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-seattle-law-says-its-ok-to-watch-record-and-comment-on-police-activity/

  • Double Dub Resident May 22, 2017 (7:50 pm)

    Why is the description so vague? Are they white, black, yellow, blue, brown? 

    And it’s sad that they’re called suspects now, but if the police used any type of force against these POS, they’d have to refer to them in their reports as “community members”. What a joke! 

    • WSB May 22, 2017 (9:01 pm)

      The description info is the entirety of what SPD provided. Source is linked.

  • Myles May 22, 2017 (9:45 pm)

    I was heading west on Morgan. The gunshots sounded to be directly behind me as I passed 34th.  I didn’t see the shooter(s).  What I saw was driver in car on south side of Morgan yelling seemingly to the male and female on north side of Morgan.  I as I passed those parties and was 1 car length ahead of them the gunfire occurred.  I guess it could have been in front of me towards the gas station but I didn’t see anyone or commotion as I turned north on 35th.  I pulled over at the Walgreens drive they pharmacy side lot and called 911.  

    I didn’t see the shooter – only saw those I passed by in my car.  Was the driver or the pedestrians the shooter.  I don’t know.  Maybe I am wrong but the sound was behind me in my impressions.

    I stopped by an hour later and talked to an officer.  2nd trip to Home Depot – you know how that is – you always forget something the first time.   -Myles

    • anonymous May 23, 2017 (9:18 pm)

      The shooting was on 34th and Morgan, not 35th and Morgan. So you are correct, Myles. As far as I know, none of the suspects were caught. When I heard the shots is when they had my attention. I saw the male and female drop something and run on 34th towards Graham. About 30 seconds later they came back, the male grabbed what was on the ground, and they both then ran across the street (Morgan) and down 34th towards Holly. Both medium toned African Americans in their 20’s. I would say between 24-29 years old. The male had dreadlocks to his shoulders, and the female was a little lighter skin tone with a light colored head scarf wrapped around her hair. From the looks of what was dropped and retrieved, I want to say it was a shirt or some type of clothing? But who’s to say it wasn’t wrapped around a gun. The other item was some type of beverage, I’d guess Gatorade or something similar. Perhaps this was purchased at the Gas station on 35th since they were standing on the street behind it? I think it would be beneficial to pull their footage for day prior to the shooting (and even Walgreen’s) to check, if they haven’t already.

  • Trickycoolj May 23, 2017 (8:48 am)

    And I was concerned about safety going to the U-District street fair with the Ave getting seedier lately. Guess it was better to be away from home all day…. here comes another round of “why did you move to West Seattle” from all my family. 

  • ltfd May 23, 2017 (11:59 am)

    Upstanding “community members” always drive themselves to the hospital after being shot, rather than calling 911 for assistance.

  • Sarge May 24, 2017 (2:34 pm)

    Was this shooting related the ongoing drug traffic in the Walgreens parking lot along the fence next to the 35th and Morgan gas station? Violent arguments and fights seems to break out there more often lately.

    Drug dealers seem to be quite comfortable selling narcotics out of their car window in broad daylight at that location. I’ve reported it several times but never seen a Police response.

    The addicts seem just as comfortable smoking crack and drinking beer in bag in the alley right behind the gas station between 34th and 35th on Morgan Street.

    My concern is not for the drug dealers or users but the safety of the kids that frequent those two stores for candy and ride their bikes or walk through that alley on their way home to high Point. Not a safe environment.

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