UPDATE: Shooting victim in Arbor Heights

12:57 AM: Seattle Fire is sending a “scenes of violence” (formerly “assault with weapon”) response to a house near 35th SW and SW 106th in Arbor Heights. Per scanner, a 29-year-old man is reported to have suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in what was described as a “drive-by shooting” – but the location and circumstances are unclear; it may have happened elsewhere.

1:10 AM: Per scanner, the victim, now described as 24, shot in the “right thigh,” will be taken to the hospital via SFD Medic 32. Officers have broadcast the description of a possible suspect vehicle – black Subaru Outback.

1:15 AM: The victim is reported to have been walking when shot; police report finding a casing near 35th/Roxbury.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Shooting victim in Arbor Heights"

  • AmyC July 3, 2018 (1:11 am)

    I heard the shots at 12:38. Rapid fire succession sounded close to us on 107th, but to the south. I didn’t call 911 initially because I could tell for sure if they were gunshots or more stupid fireworks. I called them to update with what I heard after hearing the sirens and seeing this post. Hoping since it’s a leg wound that the young man will be ok. Very scary though. 

  • Austin July 3, 2018 (1:30 am)

    It was just south of 108th on 35th. A whole clip was emptied out the window of the vehicle in an attempt to chase down the victim and then sped off.

    • PKG July 3, 2018 (1:18 pm)

      Austin-  Did you see the shots being fired or did you just hear them? I’m trying to figure out just how close to my house this happened. I live close to 108 & 35th. 

      • Eric July 3, 2018 (5:08 pm)

        The individual shot is my next door neighbor. My car was hit along with my garbage can with a round. It was three houses south of 108th. The individual will be fine, we were the one who called police because the victim didn’t want to. The same family lost a son/brother about a year ago to a stabbing. Heart goes out to the mother but these guys are obviously mixed up in something bad. Not thrilled to know of this and be a victim of cross fire with damage to property. 

        • WSB July 3, 2018 (5:19 pm)

          Thanks for the update. We requested the report today in hopes of further details but were unable to obtain it. – TR

        • Alki resident July 3, 2018 (5:23 pm)

          If said victim and mom rents the house, her ahold of landlord to start eviction. If not, get cameras up.

          • Jethro Marx July 3, 2018 (8:33 pm)

            If having a family member fall victim to violent crime is legal grounds for eviction in your bizarro world, it bears little resemblance to ours.

        • PKG July 3, 2018 (5:35 pm)

          Thank you for the info. So sorry you got caught in the crossfire.

  • anonyme July 3, 2018 (6:35 am)

    I heard it too, assumed it was fireworks.  Great, now we’ve got fireworks and drive-by shootings in Arbor Heights.

  • Seattlite July 3, 2018 (7:53 am)

    SPD has their work cut out for them this summer.  Stay safe SPD.

  • HelperMonkey July 3, 2018 (8:21 am)

    I heard it too, and also assumed it was fireworks because some idiot was lighting them off over my house all night starting at 10 pm, so it’s not like I was asleep at that time. Nice when you can’t even tell the dangerous jerks from the regular old “I don’t give a thin crap about my neighbors” variety of jerk – which AH has many of. 

  • West Seattle since 1979 July 3, 2018 (10:01 am)

    I hope he’ll be ok.

  • Ellie Mae Lenin July 3, 2018 (11:17 pm)

    Jethro Marx – no bizarro world, this is actually pretty typical.  Mom is a nice person, but kids aren’t so nice.  Mom can’t say no to kids so they come in and out of her house and trouble follows them.  Neighbors feel for Mom, but get tired of having their lives put at risk because of trouble following Mom’s kids.  Sweet, wonderful Mom is the one on the news saying, “he’s really a good boy” as her son is arrested for the 19th time, this time on a murder charge.  Neighbors don’t think son is such a good boy and would really like for Mom to not live next door.

  • Jill Boone July 4, 2018 (4:50 pm)

    Wishing a speedy recovery to the victim and that the situation at the root of this and the earlier stabbing gets sorted out to a reasonable solution that provides safety to all. 

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