Gunshots? Police investigating sounds heard in Sunrise Heights, Gatewood

We’ve heard from multiple people about possible gunshots heard around 10 pm – and we heard them ourselves in the distance. People in Sunrise Heights and Gatewood say they called 911 and were told many others had. Monitoring the scanner, we haven’t heard about anything that would confirm gunfire – casings or property damage; please let us know if police are in your neighborhood and seem to be finding something.

19 Replies to "Gunshots? Police investigating sounds heard in Sunrise Heights, Gatewood"

  • Tammy Teachout August 25, 2017 (10:23 pm)

    We heard as well. South of 40th & Holly. 

  • Alki Resident August 25, 2017 (10:24 pm)

    I heard them too, loud and clear but wasn’t sure what it was. California Ave near Cafe Ladro and McDonalds range. Heard 3 or 4 shots.

  • Sarah August 25, 2017 (10:26 pm)

    I heard 3 shots around 9:50 @ 35th and Thistle

  • LarryB August 25, 2017 (10:40 pm)

    I heard them, and so did a lot of my neighbors in Sunrise Heights – apparently in several different places as per our FB group.

  • Diane August 25, 2017 (10:46 pm)

    We heard it too, 39th and Othello.  

  • Wendy August 25, 2017 (10:47 pm)

    I could not tell if they were fireworks or gunshots…32nd and Holden.

    • WSB August 25, 2017 (10:50 pm)

      The main thing that had me wondering about fireworks is the fact the Seahawks played earlier. But way too much lag for it to be end-of-game celebratory fireworks, unless someone had some on hand and forgot about them until late. Otherwise, the only reassuring thing I can say is that no victims have turned up anywhere – no medical calls. Speaking of which, if you heard a helicopter overhead a few minutes ago, it was NOT law enforcement – it was Airlift NW headed eastbound over us, per flight tracker, Boeing Field-bound. – TR

  • PJ August 25, 2017 (10:48 pm)

    Heard loud and deep bangs too. Very loud up here at the top of Orchard Street. 

  • Christy August 25, 2017 (10:49 pm)

    We heard it too @ 35th and Othello

  • Katharine August 25, 2017 (10:52 pm)

    Agree with Wendy thought it was fireworks. Heard 3 bangs. They didn’t all sound the same. Webster 31st. 

  • Gatewood August 25, 2017 (11:01 pm)

    At 40th and Gatewood. Apparently some neighbors set off “fireworks”,  Hope SPD finds them. 

  • Alki Resident August 25, 2017 (11:15 pm)

    40th and Gatewood? Is that a street? Anyway, Is be very relieved if it was fireworks but wish they’d get caught. I really rattled my cage and I’m already very sick in bed with the flu.

  • Gatewood August 26, 2017 (7:48 am)

    It was a spurt of fireworks. 36th & Webster.

  • KM August 26, 2017 (8:20 am)

    We heard them as well, at the time there was no doubt in our minds they were fireworks, since there was a football game earlier and someone within a few blocks of our house sets them off for every touchdown and win–all season long. We don’t even bother with concern anymore.

  • Peter August 26, 2017 (9:57 am)

    Very close to 35th/Webster. Definitely fireworks, not gunshots. 

  • Gatewood Res August 26, 2017 (10:54 am)

    There is someone near our neighborhood (Austin/39th) who ALWAYS sets off fireworks after a Seahawks win.  We assumed what we heard last night was just that and hopefully it was! 

  • Wseattleite August 27, 2017 (10:41 pm)

    Heard them loud and clear at 37th and Webster last night. Clearly fireworks. 

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