Shooting investigation @ 15th/Roxbury

(Added – photo taken just after 6 am Saturday, showing how far the taped-off scene extended)
FIRST 2:42 AM REPORT: Police are setting up at various locations around South Delridge and also working with county to check on the White Center side. No other details yet. 2:52 AM UPDATE: Call now definitely described as a shooting. Also per scanner, police say a witness told them the suspect was a black male, 20s, in a black hoodie, driving a white Ford Crown Victoria with big rims, last seen heading northbound. 3:05 AM UPDATE: We had originally heard DOA via the scanner but no confirmation; however, via Twitter, KIRO is also reporting 1 dead. No word of an arrest yet. EARLY SUNDAY UPDATE: Our partners at the Seattle Times have an update that says the victim was a man in his 20s.

17 Replies to "Shooting investigation @ 15th/Roxbury "

  • Kat May 15, 2010 (2:46 am)

    Thanks for the news- the sirens and spotlights woke me up and I knew you’d have the answer WSB!

  • WSB May 15, 2010 (2:52 am)

    Trying to find out more – thought the scanner said DOA but there’s a different DOA call elsewhere in the city and now I’m not so sure. – TR

  • samson May 15, 2010 (8:15 am)

    Get a life… go bed!!

  • WSB May 15, 2010 (8:32 am)

    If that is directed at me – this is our job, which is part of our life. News happens around the clock and we do our best to cover it when it happens, as a 24/7 news operation (which is what all news operations should be). This one as it turns out was on the county side, so continuing coverage will be on our White Center site, – TR

  • kg May 15, 2010 (9:30 am)

    I think as the/a senior reporter for WSB you have earned some ‘sleep in’ points. Time to hire some cub reporters to cover the late beat.

  • bridge to somewhere May 15, 2010 (10:15 am)

    any new information regarding if the DOA was related to this shooting? how absolutely depressing–and frightening–this happened a few blocks from where i live. i heard the chopper and sirens, and i hoped it was just an overreaction. no such luck . . .

    by the way, “get a life?” what a ridiculously stupid comment.

  • DOC May 15, 2010 (10:23 am)

    I like the “go bed” comment. I think perhaps they actually wanted you to “go (be a) bed”, which is really weird, since you are people. And WSB, thanks for being awesome.

  • Noreaster May 15, 2010 (10:47 am)

    Agreed! WSB is amazing! I’m moving to MA from west seattle, am currently driving thru the Midwest and still check the blog all the time to stay informed.

    As for the bed comment, Samson, what were you doing up on the blog at that hour?!? You go to bed buddy…

  • sillygoose May 15, 2010 (11:10 am)

    Isn’t this car descriiption the same one they were looking for in a crime a few months back?

  • Lachlan May 15, 2010 (12:26 pm)

    I also live close by; the helicopter woke me up and kept me awake a long time after. Hopefully we’ll get more info soon.

  • WSB May 15, 2010 (12:33 pm)

    We bumped into a KCSO captain at White Center Spring Clean and he didn’t have much to say. Official info is really hard to get on a weekend but we’ll keep trying, also watching regional sources in case they get luckier. Investigators were still on scene at 6 am – we added a photo at WCN, I need to add one here too. The crime scene tape was down by midmorning, though – TR

  • MB May 15, 2010 (1:12 pm)

    We live down the street and didn’t hear a thing!! Thanks WSB, I would have had no clue this even happened if you hadn’t posted it. Can’t help but laugh at the “get a life…go (to) bed” comment…sounds like someone needs to take their own advice to me :)

  • Mwillia May 15, 2010 (4:05 pm)

    Did they ever find out the name of the victim? I am very worried that it was a friend of mine and I keep hearing rumors that it was him. @ get a life, go to bed. Your an ass. Instead of talking a bunch of crap when you hear about a tragedy such as this you should be in prayer for the victim and their families as this is a horrible situation. What happened to people having compassion for neighbor? I don’t agree w/ these crazy and not so random acts of violence I still grieve for the victims and their families.

    • WSB May 15, 2010 (4:11 pm)

      An ID is not likely to be made public before Monday – we haven’t even gotten an official news release (which KCSO is really good about, on weekdays) about the incident itself. Medical Examiner updates their reports on weekday afternoons. Any new info we get, we’ll publish an updated story, though it will be easier to find on our White Center site
      than here, since we publish a much higher volume of material here. Hope it’s not your friend.

  • dubcee May 15, 2010 (8:38 pm)

    I live near Holy Family and I didn’t hear a thing lastnight. Thanks for the update though. It’s great to be informed and know whats going on around the neighborhood. I love this site and how concerned everyone is with their communities. Keep up the good work!

  • LMA May 16, 2010 (6:42 am)

    Go to bed should be blocked of the WSB and the WCN then they can GO TO BED and get there info in some other way , WSB and WCN you all are doing a great job, I go to you for the raw news Thanks For Being there.

  • samson May 18, 2010 (9:12 am)

    Mwilla, LMA and Noreaster – its not about WSB, the shooter needs to go bed and get a life. dont you realize that I have a life to do besides hanging out 1 to 4 am! come on! I do appreicate WSB’s time that does the news posting…. please be careful what you all say! Thank you!! I have kids to take care of and discipline them better!

    LMA – i should not be blocked

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