Fireworks? Gunshots? Or? Mystery booms heard again

12:10 AM: Getting multiple messages (thank you!) about people hearing at least one explosion type of sound somewhere in central West Seattle a short time ago. We heard it – albeit in the distance – too. No indication yet what it was, but police have been dispatched to check areas where it’s been reported. If you think it was close by, be sure to call 911 and let them know.

12:24 AM: From the scanner – the dispatcher’s continuing to relay to officers what they are hearing from callers. We heard one fragment about it possibly having been “fireworks in a church parking lot” but didn’t catch the location. No reports of fires, damage, or injuries, if that’s any reassurance.

14 Replies to "Fireworks? Gunshots? Or? Mystery booms heard again"

  • Amanda July 27, 2017 (12:20 am)

    We heard 3 booms, seemed really close to us just down from West Seattle Bowl. Sounded more like fireworks than anything else. 

  • Shani July 27, 2017 (12:21 am)

    We heard three extremely loud booms at 41st and Alaska.  

  • Westgirl July 27, 2017 (12:24 am)

    Yep, 3 loud booms on 40th. Called and reported it. Scared me!!

  • Lynne July 27, 2017 (12:32 am)

    I called police dispatch because I saw a flash of light with the booms in the area of 40th and Alaska. I was told police were already called and dispatched and found someone setting off fireworks. 

  • levipickles July 27, 2017 (12:39 am)

    42nd & Andover here, and I heard the 3 bangs/booms within a 5 minute time period, and called to report. The dispatcher took as much info as I could provide and said I was one of several who had phoned. Really do hope it was just someone having delayed 4th of July “fun.” Currently wide awake now with 2 kids and a dog crowded into my bed. :/

  • -- July 27, 2017 (12:53 am)

    Scared daylights out of me. My dog is still shaking. 42 AV  and Alaska. According to post above it was fireworks being set off

    • WSB July 27, 2017 (1:04 am)

      That seems to be the consensus at this point, and nothing further on the scanner. We’ll check the reports later this morning, which will most likely use the classification “noise disturbance.” To say the least.

  • Mrs Foote July 27, 2017 (1:43 am)

    Heard it as well and it was definitely fireworks. I’ve heard gunshots many times when I lived off of Meyers Way and this was nothing but fireworks. 

  • anonyme July 27, 2017 (5:52 am)

    I’m shocked that police actually responded.  Did the culprits get anything other than a finger wagging?

    This ‘fun with bombs’ has got to stop.

  • Wsgal July 27, 2017 (6:21 am)

    Fireworks, seems like they were lighting them off on the middle median on 39th between Dakota and Genesee or around holy rosary. 

  • Ray West July 27, 2017 (6:21 am)

    There was a very loud boom in the California Ave. /Findley  St. area about two weeks ago, but I never read any report of it. I attributed it post-4th fireworks.

  • psps July 27, 2017 (6:23 am)

    It was fireworks. I saw them out my bedroom window at/near the playground at 41st and Dakota.

  • Jillian Rafanan July 27, 2017 (9:55 am)

    I heard a loud boom and im off delridge 23 and willow st.

  • Lola July 27, 2017 (9:58 am)

    I live on 50th and Alaska and I heard them 3 times last night.  We slept with the door open as it was hot out.  I thought maybe it was coming from Moo Ka Meeks park but was not sure.  Sounded like an m-80.

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