UPDATE: Police investigating gunfire that hit a car on Puget Ridge

(WSB photo)
3:07 PM: On 18th SW in Puget Ridge, north of Myrtle, police are investigating gunfire that hit a car. No one in that car (or elsewhere) is hurt, but it clearly has a bullet hole; its driver veered off the road after the bullet hit. Police are still in the area looking for shell casings and suspect(s) and talking to witnesses. More as we get it.

3:11 PM: According to scanner traffic, at least two casings have been found in the 7000 block of 18th. (The car that was hit is the Volvo in our photo.)

3:41 PM: Following up on discussion in the comments, we confirmed that Sanislo Elementary, near the scene, sheltered in place briefly, but that’s been lifted, and they are dismissing “normally,” per principal Bruce Rhodes, with whom our photographer spoke at the school.

3:52 PM: We just checked with SPD and there’s no further information available yet about circumstances, suspect, etc.

3:55 PM: Update on that: it’s now described as believed to be related to a “domestic dispute.” No arrest so far.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Police investigating gunfire that hit a car on Puget Ridge"

  • Moose December 14, 2015 (3:22 pm)

    Do you know if the schools on notice?

    • WSB December 14, 2015 (3:33 pm)

      I don’t know but our photographer in the area is nearby and is going to go ask the office – I’ll update soon as I hear from him.

  • Rachel December 14, 2015 (3:34 pm)

    Sanislo is in shelter-in-place currently

  • Jamie December 14, 2015 (3:39 pm)

    The school was notified and were sheltering in place. That has just been lifted.

  • Moose December 14, 2015 (3:43 pm)

    So sad that these kids are growing up with this. Our schools only had fire drills… :(

  • WestSeattleGuy December 14, 2015 (4:15 pm)

    How does a “domestic dispute” end in a car being shot at?

  • AMD December 14, 2015 (4:23 pm)

    Perhaps the car was not part of the dispute and whoever is has terrible aim?

  • me December 14, 2015 (5:41 pm)


  • tim December 14, 2015 (5:49 pm)

    I only worried about the dirty commies nuking us in the 60’s. Not idiots with guns.

  • Matt S. December 14, 2015 (11:59 pm)

    If my car took a stray bullet while I was driving, I probably wouldn’t be willing to leave it without a change of pants.

  • Bradley December 15, 2015 (3:24 pm)

    @tim: People got shot in the 60’s, too. In fact, violent crime nation-wide has been dropping dramatically in the past few decades. It’s just that people didn’t get shot in West Seattle in the 60’s as often as they do now.

  • Thomas M. December 15, 2015 (3:52 pm)

    I was around the sixties. High Point and White Center were worse than what you see now. The projects were a crying shame. My grandfather was burglarized a LOT. He also had a couple hoods in Rat City try to open his hood when he stopped to let them cross (back then hood releases were not inside the car). There are a lot more people here now, but I feel safer than I did then. The current bunch of alarmists are just incorrect, per capita.

  • Bradley December 15, 2015 (7:20 pm)

    Thanks, Thomas M. I had heard (wrongfully) that West Seattle was far safer in the 60’s. I didn’t get here until 1990. I’m glad it’s safer now. Sounds much safer, actually.

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