West Seattle Crime Watch: Window shot at in Gatewood

Police are investigating an incident in Gatewood, just reported to us by text:

Police just left our home. We had our window shot with some sort of gun/bullet, two bullet holes in window and glass damage interior and exterior, tonight around 8 pm right next to Gatewood (Elementary). School was searched, no clues or leads, shot appears to have come from near Woodside/Fauntleroy [map]. We want people to be aware in the neighborhood of Gatewood.

No one hurt, but the resident says it was a close call: “If we were in the kitchen we could have been injured, glass ricocheted and would have been eye level!”

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Window shot at in Gatewood"

  • Jeannie September 24, 2018 (10:58 pm)

    Very glad no one was hurt! Thank you for “putting the word out”. West Seattle and Burien as well as other areas seem unsafe these days! 

  • Dan September 24, 2018 (11:20 pm)

    Directly behind my house! So sorry that happened to you.  Did they give any indication if they thought it was a bb/pellet gun or something bigger?  This makes me a little uneasy…

  • Long time resident September 25, 2018 (11:38 am)

    Good grief!  I’m glad no one was hurt!!  WS is getting hit – no pun intended – with a lot of gun crime lately.  Really not feeling safe living here anymore.

    • Susan September 25, 2018 (1:14 pm)

      Despite the increasing density and craziness and gun activity in West Seattle, SPD maintains that we are one of the safest areas of the city.  There is a waiting list of officers who want to transfer to our Southwest Precinct. 

  • Ron September 25, 2018 (5:53 pm)

    Where in relationship to the corner of myrtle and woodside did this happen. I was raised in the neighborhood and concerned about family that is still there.

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