UPDATE: ‘Assault with weapons’ call on High Point Drive


7:21 PM: A big emergency response is headed to the 6000 block of High Point Drive for an “assault with weapons” call. We’re headed there to find out more; updates to come.

7:38 PM: Seattle Fire has dispatched a chaplain; indications so far at the scene are that this might be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. SPD described the victim on Twitter as “a teen.”

7:42 PM: Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith confirms that, and says the victim did not survive.

8:27 AM THURSDAY: SPD’s Det. Patrick Michaud confirms this morning that police believe the shot was accidentally fired. Final ruling will be up to the Medical Examiner, as always. The victim was a 17-year-old boy.

17 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Assault with weapons' call on High Point Drive"

  • Rise Son Heights May 25, 2016 (7:24 pm)

    5 cops and 1 fire engine headed north on 35th at extremely high rate of speed at about 720 pm.

  • Trickycoolj May 25, 2016 (7:42 pm)

    SPD Twitter reported a was teen shot

  • me on 28th ave sw May 25, 2016 (7:45 pm)

    Oh no.  This is heartbreaking.  I am so very sad for him, and for his loved ones.

  • me on 28th ave sw May 25, 2016 (7:46 pm)

    I realized that I assumed, I am sad of the victim whether male or female.  I wish they didn’t feel this was the only answer.  

    • WSB May 25, 2016 (7:49 pm)

      Please note that while police confirm “self-inflicted” it will take investigation to see whether deliberate or accidental – so I have not characterized this as “suicide” until and unless that is confirmed. – TR

  • Alki Resident May 25, 2016 (7:54 pm)

    Im so sorry for everyone involved.

  • Shiba Inu May 25, 2016 (8:50 pm)

    KIRO news is reporting it as accidental. Is this confirmed? 

    • WSB May 25, 2016 (9:22 pm)

      Everything *we* have confirmed, having had a reporter at the scene, is in our story. – TR

  • Sarah May 25, 2016 (10:07 pm)

    What a tragedy, so sad. My heart goes out to their family.  I can’t imagine how horrible that would be. So sad. 

  • Rose May 26, 2016 (12:55 am)

    So tragic. Condolences to everyone involved. Guns too easily available. 

    • WSB May 26, 2016 (8:31 am)

      Police tell us this morning that the victim was a 17-year-old boy and they believe it was accidental, though the Medical Examiner makes the final ruling on whether a death is suicide, homicide, accidental etc. – TR

  • unknown May 26, 2016 (9:21 am)

    My condolences to his family, the loss of a loved one is never easy and my heart goes out to you.   

  • cil May 26, 2016 (9:42 am)

    This is absolutely heartbreaking. Many condolences to all who knew him and especially those who witnessed. Unimaginable. 

  • Scuba Frog May 26, 2016 (10:05 am)

    How sad.  My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim. 

  • K May 26, 2016 (11:18 am)

    This is really sad for the family . There my Neighbors . Medical examinator took the body out around 11 p.m.  he will be going for an optopsy and the parents have to call the medical exam needed today at 3 o’clock to find out if it was a suicidal or homicide

  • AJP May 26, 2016 (11:47 am)

    What a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to them. 

  • Across The Bridge May 26, 2016 (12:04 pm)

    Very sad indeed. Condolences to the girlfriend, sister and mom and others who may have witnessed this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to them. 

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