UPDATE: Man shot in South Delridge

3:30 AM: An “assault with weapons” response is arriving at an address in the 9200 block of 17th SW [map], where a man is reported to have a gunshot wound to the leg. Police are searching for the suspect, last seen “running southbound in an alley,” though there’s no description yet.

3:34 AM: Now the report is that “two or three black males in hoodies” might have been involved, and this might have happened during “a robbery in an alley.”

3:51 AM: Medics describe the victim over the air as 19 years old with a thigh wound from a 9mm bullet, not believed to be life-threatening. They’re taking him to Harborview Medical Center.

3:59 AM: We’ve talked to police at the scene but so far they’re still trying to lock in some facts such as where the robbery/shooting actually happened. A K-9 is involved in the search.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Man shot in South Delridge"

  • Jay January 6, 2018 (4:09 am)

    I wonder if the two shootings tonight are related. They are very close together in time and location…

    • WSB January 6, 2018 (4:15 am)

      We asked … way too soon for them to have any idea. But they’re definitely talking with county. County even loaned a dog for the search in this case when no SPD K-9 team could be found.

  • Chris January 6, 2018 (7:36 am)

    Also sounds like might be related to the pistol whip/home invasion on 18th street.

  • Seattlite January 6, 2018 (9:16 am)

    I hope SPD can track down and arrest this group of crminals soon.  Seventh Avenue S.W. sounds like an area that these criminals  are hanging around for whatever reasons.  SPD is great at doing their job, and I have confidence that they will find these dangerous, armed criminals.

  • north delridge January 6, 2018 (1:55 pm)

    I heard the 5 even loud pop sound(not sure if it’s gunshots) around 1:55 to 2 am in north delridge.Many of my neighbor heard it too around the same time.

    However, this news says the shooting is around 3?  I wonder if they are related?

    • WSB January 6, 2018 (2:29 pm)

      Since this wasn’t fatal, we likely won’t get an update until requesting the report on Monday. But as for timeline – the SFD dispatch (medical) was at 3:25 am, and that was several minutes after we heard on the police radio that a 911 call had been received reporting that someone had been shot. Even if the victim took a while to get to a place where help could be called, more than an hour might be a bit much, but who knows. I hope you and your neighbors all called 911 – that’s really important when you think you hear gunshots, even if you’re not sure. – TR

      P.S. The White Center shooting was close to 1 am so it wasn’t likely that.

  • MJ January 6, 2018 (4:59 pm)

    It would be nice to be able to check the WSB and not see anything regarding shots fired, assault, shooting victim, car/ bike stolen or any other crime.  

    • WSB January 6, 2018 (5:26 pm)

      Well, as I’ve said before, when I left TV 10 years ago to edit WSB full time, I was hoping to leave crime coverage behind. However, we learned quite quickly from the messages we were receiving that people who are interested in news in general want to know what’s going on – the bad as well as the good. The bad is far less common than the good, and some days we have no Crime Watch reports at all (scroll through the Crime Watch page and you’ll see the gaps). But knowledge is power, and getting information out across the entire community can be a good thing – like in the case of the stolen CR-V that a reader reported here the other day, spotted hours later by another reader who otherwise might not have recognized it as a stolen car (SPD has quit posting them on Twitter, by the way). Yes, ideally the car wouldn’t have been stolen in the first place! Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to share info here – crime and many other types … TR

      • Seattlite January 6, 2018 (6:13 pm)

        I appreciate reality and WSB does a great job of covering WS’s news…from cookie sales to crime watch.  Knowing what’s going on in the community is what keeps  people on their toes.

  • HappyOnAlki January 6, 2018 (6:00 pm)

    Thanks for always keeping us apprised of what’s happening, Tracy, whether good or bad. Knowledge is power indeed.

  • Bradley January 6, 2018 (7:08 pm)

    Sounds like this could be the same roving gang of thugs who did the home invasion the other day.

  • MJ January 6, 2018 (7:13 pm)

    My comment was trying to parlay it would be nice if there was no criminal activity to report.  Unfortunately, it continues to occur and the WSB does its job and reports it.

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