Bryan sent that photo Saturday night but we had just missed police by the time we got there, so we pursued followup information today: SPD confirms gunfire on 16th SW near SW Holden around 8 pm Saturday. Multiple calls came in to 911 from people who heard it; one witness reported seeing someone in a vehicle firing a gun “into the air.” No one was hit/injured and no property damage was found, but officers did find shell casings. One area resident told us police were also canvassing the neighborhood to see if anyone had security video of the incident.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 16th SW gunfire"

  • Bradley July 15, 2019 (6:17 pm)

    This incident is even more aggrevating after hearing Lisa Herbold’s continued and complete lack of support for the brave men and women of the SPD today. She completely dismissed Chief Carmen Best’s concerns from her press conference today.

    • could be worse July 15, 2019 (6:40 pm)

      hey at least she’s not talking about suing the police department

    • Ryan July 16, 2019 (7:52 am)

      Let’s vote her out then. Simple.

  • 1994 July 15, 2019 (9:30 pm)

    Too many guns out there! Isn’t the fire station on that corner?

    • Swede. July 16, 2019 (1:01 am)

      Yes station 11 is right there indeed. 

    • Bradley July 16, 2019 (1:37 am)

      “Out there?” How about too many guns in the hands of criminals who like to terrorize our community?

  • Worried July 16, 2019 (7:55 am)

    This is gang activity, letting you know their presence, and sorry but we need more than the indeed brave folks of SPD to combat this. It is getting worse especially with the population boom. 

    • Witness July 18, 2019 (10:54 am)

      It was actually a road rage type situation. I’m not denying that a lot of criminal activity in the area is gang related though. 

  • Seattlite July 16, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    Seattle’s law-enforcement policies need to be changed in order for police officers to do their jobs effectively in protecting Seattle’s citizens and themselves from criminals. Also Chief Best confirms that there is a police officer shortage due to Seattle’s city council’s disrespect for SPD and its police officers.  Whenever I encounter a police officer, I thank them for their service.

  • Beth July 21, 2019 (8:04 am)

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