CRIME WATCH UPDATE: Gunfire in 24th/Kenyon area; 2 victims later show up at hospital

(WSB photo)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:21 PM MONDAY: Multiple texters have reported hearing gunfire in the Delridge/Kenyon area, and though no injuries are reported, scanner traffic indicates police have found some evidence – “property damage.” We’re heading that way to try to find out more.

9:39 PM: Police are on SW Kenyon west of 24th.

9:50 PM: Officers told us at the scene that they have found three casings so far (photo added). No elaboration on the “property damage”; no injuries reported.

ADDED TUESDAY, 1:44 PM: In addition to the information and photos provided in comments below, we’ve learned that two people were injured – they showed up at a hospital later, according to the police report, which we requested and obtained. The officer wrote that he and another were dispatched:

Multiple 911 calls were received from the said location. On our way
to the scene, dispatch updated the call and said that a white 2-door sedan was seen leaving the scene.

Prior to Officers arrival, everyone had fled the scene.

At the scene, (officers) found two shell casings on the road, a bullet fragment in the planting strip, a cellphone, keys and a chapstick on the side walk. The items were located just to the north of (7900 block) Delridge WY SW.

Bullet holes were located on the back portion of two apartment units … The bullets did not enter the living space of either units. …

Seattle PD Gang Unit Detectives responded to the scene. Gang Unit Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence.

Officers were informed by a witness on scene that the victims were possibly driven away from the scene by a white Dodge Challenqer. … No witnesses were located that actually witnessed the shooting.

While (officers were) still on scene, Dispatch updated over the air that two shootinq victims showed up at Highline Medical Center. Dispatch also updated that the white Dodge Challenger was seen parked outside the Hospital. Gang Detectives responded to the hospital and processed that scene.

Victim 1 … was shot in the left ankle. Victim 2 … was shot in the left calf. The white Dodge Challenger … was impounded to the processing room.

27 Replies to "CRIME WATCH UPDATE: Gunfire in 24th/Kenyon area; 2 victims later show up at hospital"

  • Debbie November 13, 2018 (2:26 am)

    Why would only 3 casings be found when there were 6+ shots fired?  I assume the shooter didn’t pick up the casings as it was dark. Plus we heard the car leave super quickly after the shots were heard.  Guess I shouldn’t assume?  Is it possible the casings fly so far away cops couldn’t find them?  

    • D November 13, 2018 (11:45 am)

      Here is a possible valid answer. . . A revolver doesn’t eject shell casings, it keeps it in the cylinder. 

      • WSB November 13, 2018 (1:36 pm)

        And new information just in … two people were injured – they showed up at the hospital later. Updating above. – Tracy

  • KM November 13, 2018 (7:53 am)

    I was riding this intersection a few months ago and found a memorial set up to someone who (I assume) had lost their life. Is there a story regarding this intersection that might provide some background?

  • Buttercup November 13, 2018 (8:01 am)

    I’m sure that police will be back in daylight to search for mire, kinda hard to find in dark. Could they have fallen in the car? West Seatle Police are good, let’s not down them and be respectful of all they do for us.

  • Eric1 November 13, 2018 (8:26 am)

    Depending on the firearm used, casings can go forwards, backwards,  sideways, etc…  The fact you heard a car increases the likelihood of a drive by.  Some of the casings probably ended up in the car.   The police can sometimes connect the gun, bullets and the casings in the car to prosecute less than genius criminals.   Smarter criminals (still dumb) would use a revolver: they don’t leave casings.  But revolvers don’t fit the gangster image, just cowboys and Dirty Harry.

    • Debbie November 13, 2018 (8:54 pm)

      Thank you – that makes sense. We heard six shots at 903 and the cops were here at 906 before we hung up with 911. They were amazing and still here at 7 am. I’m glad someone witnessed the actual car. Scary

  • John November 13, 2018 (9:05 am)

    Buttercup,I enjoyed your intentional(?) use of ‘mire’.

  • Concerned November 13, 2018 (9:10 am)

    What fence is that?… Trying to determine the location. It’s really getting out of hand! So many apts in that area. Someone could have been hit. 

    • CWB November 13, 2018 (11:13 am)

      The fence you’re referring to is the chainlink fence on the south side of Kenyon Street within the red box outlined in the image. My unit is part of that building.

  • CWB November 13, 2018 (10:21 am)

    There were a few cars that came through just before the police arrived. It’s possible the cars kicked up a few of the casings making it difficult for the police to locate them. I live in one of the apartments that was hit by the gunfire.These was the shot that hit our neighbors.

  • dsa November 13, 2018 (10:35 am)

    I think Debbie asked a valid question, wasn’t about professionalism.

  • JGB November 13, 2018 (1:49 pm)

    I live in these same apartments. It’s becoming concerning to me when I see strange cars drive in here late at night (1am-3am on weekdays) sit for a bit and then turn around, hear gunfire almost every other week and especially after our office gets shot at. They need to up the security around here or something. 

  • Railroaded November 13, 2018 (2:13 pm)

    I am pleased that the police now have some solid leads.

  • Westride Park Tenant November 13, 2018 (4:00 pm)

    I have lived at Westridge Park for almost 4 years, it feels fairly safe internally. However, in the last 6 months or so, since the memorial was placed at the dead(ish) end of Kenyon, it seems to have become a hot bed for criminal activity, and older kids just generally being loud and obnoxious and doing drugs. Why is there not more police presence? Middle school kids have to walk right through there. It sucks. Makes me want to leave our neighborhood. 

    • Worried parent November 13, 2018 (4:41 pm)

      I have always been disturbed by the lack of lights at the dead end of Kenyon from Delridge. 

      • J November 13, 2018 (5:15 pm)

        I walk by there every day and with the time change I just avoid it when it’s dark now. Between the lack of light and the always-muddy-even-in-the-summer pathway, that area needs a lot of TLC.

  • Paul Symington November 13, 2018 (4:21 pm)

    Dont worry the new gun laws will prevent this from ever happening again. I’m sure these youth gang members are safely storing their firearms when they’re not shooting people. 

    • AJP November 13, 2018 (10:09 pm)

      If legal gun owners safely and securely their firearms, there is less chance that someone will steal their gun and use it in a crime. Fewer guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. 

      • Ex-Westwood Resident November 14, 2018 (12:09 pm)

        And if people locked their doors and windows at home and their car, we wouldn’t have any break-ins too!!!Wasn’t that the same tag-line used for I-594? 

  • Curious November 14, 2018 (12:14 pm)

    WSB or anyone — what was discovered about the shooting of the leasing office window a few months back at this complex?  I don’t recall hear.  It’s very unsettling to say the least of what’s been going on in WS and Burien lately.

    • Eric1 November 14, 2018 (9:41 pm)

      Other than the juvenile that did the shooting had been previously arrested 3 times for possessing a firearm? That alone tells you where the blame lies:  Not the cops, not the gun, or the owner if it was stolen.  The justice system missed their chance to put this kid away, but some people want zero juveniles in jail.    .Some juveniles just need to be put in jail. Yes, the juvenile will likely become a career criminal but what were the odds they were going to become upstanding citizens by releasing him 3 times after firearm violations?  At least with substantial jail time, Ms. Dominguez would still be alive.

  • Concerned November 15, 2018 (10:02 am)

    I also live at West Ridge Park and unfortunately live in one of the units attached to the ones hit by gunfire, although my apartment wasn’t directly hit. Over the last 6 months we’ve had a massive flash mob behind our place filming a music video next to the memorial for the rapper killed at the Key Arena, constant drug use, loud music, racing cars, suspicious behavior, 2 instances of gunfire behind our place, and sketchy vehicles parked out for days. WRP management have done the bare minimum  to address the issues over here and they claim they can’t do anything more because it’s a police issue. They’ve hired security to show up late at night and do a quick check on the property, but they don’t have a regular security presence. I’ve seen the vehicle one time and they were so sketchy I almost reported them to the police until I realized it was a security vehicle. I understand it’s a police issue when these crimes occur, but the units they own now have property damage and scared residents because of their inaction on making their community safer for their residents. Management hasn’t even sent out emails or letters to residents to let them know when these things happen. Their go to response is to ignore it, hope we forget about it, and move on; which is becoming harder when everything continues to escalate. I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets worse before it gets better and that’s a scary thought.

    • Courious November 16, 2018 (6:26 pm)

      Yeah agree 100%! I think when we start demanding to be let out of leases without penalty they’ll take notice! There are kids who live here. Just a basic safety issue.  

  • Citizen November 15, 2018 (10:56 am)

    We live in the Westhaven Apartments, the gunfire was right outside our apartment window… We’ve definitely seen a white Challanger parked out on Kenyon, usually when there’s a bunch of other cars and people also there.  We’ve seen the same loitering, drug use, fights, violence etc that other readers have mentioned on the intersection, ever since April or so. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve had to call police to report noise/violence/racing on Kenyon since then.

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