UPDATE: Man shot inside Junction apartment building; victim’s brother arrested

(UPDATED 11:16 AM with new information from police)

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

12:05 AM: Police and fire are rushing to the 4800 block of California SW for a report of a man with a gunshot wound in an apartment building. More to come.

12:14 AM UPDATE: From the scanner, the victim is a man around 35 years old, with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. An SFD medic unit is taking him to Harborview Medical Center. No suspect in custody yet.

12:24 AM UPDATE: Our crew now at the scene reports police have someone in handcuffs – that doesn’t always mean an arrest, though, so we’ll be working to verify at the scene. Scanner traffic indicates police believe it’s the person they were looking for.

12:32 AM UPDATE: Police say they’re not looking for any other suspects; they also confirm the suspect and victim are believed to be known to each other. This is the second shooting in West Seattle in five nights, after the Tuesday night incident that began with a robbery in Admiral and ended with the victim shot in the leg while in a car in North Delridge.

ADDED 11:16 AM: New information from police – they say this is a case of domestic violence, as the 19-year-old man in custody is the shooting victim’s brother. They also say they recovered a loaded handgun and shell casing when searching the apartment. No information about the victim’s condition, though.

3 Replies to "UPDATE: Man shot inside Junction apartment building; victim's brother arrested"

  • Westgirl August 23, 2015 (12:10 am)

    I jumped on here to see what was going on. Sirens have been rushing by for awhile now.

  • Resa August 23, 2015 (12:22 am)

    What is becoming of our neighborhood? The sirens seem to be more and more frequent with each passing day.

  • Bill August 23, 2015 (7:56 am)

    Resa — you have been californicated!

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