Delridge double shooting: New details from police


From this morning’s official police update on last night’s double shooting in the 5600 block of Delridge (WSB late-night and overnight coverage here): The woman is 28, her son is 10. Both are expected to fully recover. Police spokesperson Renee Witt says the woman “was in her kitchen cooking when someone fired multiple rounds through the kitchen window,” hitting her several times in the chest and leg. That was on the north side of the residence; then on the south side, someone – police aren’t sure if it was the same person – fired multiple times into the residence from the south, hitting the boy once in the shoulder. Still no arrests and no suspect description (beyond the possible “burgundy SUV” involvement mentioned last night) — but Witt says that detectives from the homicide and gang units are investigating and “talking to possible suspects” as well as looking into a possible motive. 12:03 PM UPDATE: Side note – two noontime tv updates included interviews with the owner of the future Olympia Pizza location we’ve been telling you about (former Pacino’s Coffee) less than a block north, and reported that it’s opening in two days.

4 Replies to "Delridge double shooting: New details from police"

  • Michael May 14, 2008 (12:29 pm)

    I’m guessing this has to do with retaliation for incidents a while back in the same vicinity. (No time to look back through WSB archives right now.) I would certainly bet it wasn’t a random shooting.

  • changingtimes May 14, 2008 (4:22 pm)

    thats scary! wasnt this house just for rent awhile back!

  • beachdrivegirl May 14, 2008 (7:58 pm)

    I am with you Michael. I highly doubt this was a random shooting. It concerns me as to what would cause someone to harm a child. i hope that they catch whoever did this.

  • napboy May 18, 2008 (5:30 am)

    I’m at a loss to understand the relevance of the “update” provided for this article.

    Clearly taking the time to fire shots from both the north and south sides of a house suggests something more than an “random” event.

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