West Seattle, Washington
10:39 PM: Another “scenes of violence” response in South Delridge: This time, per dispatch, someone showed up in the 9200 block of 17th SW [map] and said they had been shot in the leg. Updates to come.
10:43 PM: Police arriving at the scene – reported to be in an apartment-building parking lot – are getting reports that a vehicle might have been associated with the shooting, possibly a light-colored SUV.
10:57 PM: The 30-year-old victim is reported to have a gunshot wound to his left leg and is being taken to Harborview by SFD medic unit. No further description of circumstances or suspect(s).
8:59 PM: SPD and SFD have a “scenes of violence” callout in the 8800 block of Delridge. Updates to come.
9:05 PM: This was initially described as a possible stabbing and police have since reported finding ‘the mother of the victim’ but no word on the victim’s status. The SFD response has closed.
9:16 PM: Per scanner, another call a couple blocks on Delridge is being linked to this one.
9:25 PM: We have finally made it to the scene. Some police at Delridge/Trenton, more – plus an ambulance – at the business corner of Delridge/Henderson. One person found there will be taken to the hospital, police tell us, but they’re not certain yet if it’s the person injured a couple blocks north (where radio exchanges earlier mentioned blood found in an apartment). No one in custody and we’re now seeing a K-9 team arriving.
10:23 PM: Per radio exchange, police have yet to finish sorting this out. They’re talking to others who had some role in whatever happened, and an SFD unit is headed back to the original Delridge/Trenton scene.
Early reminder about one of tomorrow’s highlights: The annual Children’s Moonlight Festival at the Vietnamese Cultural Center, 3-6 pm Sunday at 2236 SW Orchard (just north of Home Depot). Games, activities, entertainment, refreshments including the traditional moon cake, all free, all ages welcome. Here’s the flyer with details.
The photo is from Susan in South Delridge, who e-mailed to say, “Found this little scooter on my property … It was hidden pretty well in the bushes. It’s a little beat up, but still belonged to someone. It is heavy and could only get it moved from the bushes (because it has a flat tire) to near the sidewalk and now visible from the street.” Yours? Let us know.
Could be the ultimate home decoration … a fire hydrant. It’s one of the auction items up for bids one week from tonight at this year’s Harvest Dinner and Auction benefiting White Center Food Bank, which serves part of West Seattle too. Here’s the reminder:
The White Center Food Bank’s 14th Annual Harvest Dinner & Auction fundraiser is October 20th from 6 PM – 10 PM at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College. The theme is “Back to Our Roots,” signifying the return of the WCFB auction back to its neighborhood after being in various venues the past few years.
Keeping with the theme, WCFB will have a former customer of the food bank share her story and what role the food bank played in her getting connected to achieve her personal and professional goals.
The food bank’s new Executive Director will address the audience, as will the board president and a local partner, CitySoil Farm.
Featured items in the Live Auction include a fire hydrant from KC Water District 20, Seattle’s “other” sports package, a week-long stay at a timeshare in Mexico or Florida, and a farm to table dinner for 12 at WCFB’s onsite Grow2Give Garden.
Tickets are $75. Get them here. Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-717-2531.
P.S. Follow the ticket link to preview dozens of other auction items too!
3:47 PM: Seattle Fire and Police were responding to east Alki for a report of a possible kayaker in trouble – but radio exchanges indicate a boater has helped the kayaker get safely ashore near Jack Block Park.
3:50 PM: Radio communication affirms that everyone’s OK, no medical attention needed.
This past week, 34th District State Senate candidates Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen spoke with the Admiral Neighborhood Association at its regular every-other-month meeting. This time, the format wasn’t the usual side-by-side format; each candidate was given time to speak and to answer questions. Here’s our video – dimly lit because that’s the way it is at the venue, The Sanctuary at Admiral:
Before your ballot arrives in the mail around the end of this coming week, you have two more chances to see the candidates in West Seattle:
-Wednesday (October 17th), 7 pm Delridge Neighborhoods District Council forum in Olympic Hall at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor)
-Thursday (October 18th), 6:30 pm West Seattle Chamber of Commerce forum at the DAV Hall (4857 Delridge Way SW)
Both are open to all. Voting deadline is November 6th.
Look at all those pumpkins waiting to be decorated! Just one of the activities at the Forest Lawn (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor) Fall Festival, free fun happening now. Or take a carriage ride:
Other activities include face-painting. Get out in the sunshine and go visit before 2 pm!
For the second consecutive year, Alki Elementary has made the statewide list of “Schools of Distinction,” the only one in West Seattle. The Center for Educational Effectiveness chooses schools for the award every year based on five years of improvement in mathematics and English language arts, as explained in the Seattle Public Schools announcement of its recipients. The full statewide list of winners is here (PDF); as it notes, Alki is a three-time winner (2011, 2017, 2018).
More sunshine forecast for today! But first – if you have to leave the peninsula, remember the closures:
SOUTHBOUND 99, NORTHBOUND I-5: Southbound Highway 99 is completely closed between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge; northbound I-5 has lane closures starting south of Seattle and continuing to Olive Way. Info here; local traffic cameras here.
But why leave the peninsula when all this is happening? Highlights:
ROXHILL PARK CLEANUP CREW: Join neighbors who have been cleaning up and clearing invasive plants in this local park for years – 9 to 11 am, two hours of your time can help a lot. Details here; meet in the parking lot. (29th SW/SW Barton)
TAI CHI AT THE BEACH: Second-to-last scheduled session this year! 9 am by Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, by donation. (61st SW/Alki SW)
FALL FESTIVAL: 10 am-2 pm, “horse-drawn hayride, face-painting station, photo booth, free popcorn, and cotton candy stations” are part of the fun offered by Forest Lawn (WSB sponsor). Free! (6701 30th SW)
LEARN BEFORE YOU BUY: Financing and real-estate experts lead this free five-hour class, with lunch included, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 10 am-3 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
GARDEN CENTER END-OF-SEASON SALE: 10 am-3 pm, visit the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center on the north end of the campus. (6000 16th SW)
FRESH HOP FEST: Beer showcase at Ounces in North Delridge, noon-10 pm. (3809 Delridge Way SW)
HAUNTED HIKE: 5:30-8:30 pm, Scouts from West Seattle, White Center, and Burien are organizing this event at Kiwanis Schoenwald Park for all to enjoy – details in our calendar listing. (16030 Sylvester Road SW)
MODE MONSTER BASH: 7:30-10 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, music, theater, food, drinks, and fun, at this first-ever party in support of Mode Music and Performing Arts‘ quest to ensure that all kids have access to music/performing-arts education. More info here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
AT KENYON HALL: Fun night of music with Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, 7:30 pm. Ticket/reservation info is in our calendar listing. (7904 California SW)
THAT’S NOT ALL … see even more on our complete calendar!