WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire reports

Multiple texters report gunfire heard less than an hour ago in east West Seattle, from Westwood to Highland Park. No gunshot victims reported anywhere, so far, and we haven’t heard any radio discussion of evidence found.

19 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire reports"

  • Bradley September 9, 2019 (11:36 pm)

    The other afternoon we heard what sounded like a rolling/driving shooting in Arbor Heights and almost called it in. Then we realized it was a high-performance Mustang backfiring a few times on each gear shift. It sounded like short strings of gun shots. Even to a seasoned veteran shooter it sounded like shots fired. This incident could be the same thing. 

    • WSB September 10, 2019 (1:01 am)

      Could be anything. However, we don’t usually get this many reports, so we’re making note of it, and the fact that whether it was o wasn’t, no victims have surfaced (no medic calls).

  • Wtf September 10, 2019 (2:28 am)

    well hopefully no one is dead! Would be nice to know what happened! I heard many shots in highland park. Sounded like one gun.

  • Gatewood September 10, 2019 (7:11 am)

    I heard this from Gatewood when I was walking my dog at 10:32 last night. (I checked my watch which is why I know the exact time.) I wondered if it was fireworks, but a minute later a white sedan or possibly SUV raced west down Holden at 39th. Not sure if it was the same car, but another minute or so later a white SUV came up Portland/39th, made a few turns, and eventually went east on Elmgrove toward 35th.

  • dumplinggirl September 10, 2019 (7:26 am)

    I definitely heard this last night from High Point, and it scared my pup. Sounded like it was quite a ways off. 

  • James Janning September 10, 2019 (7:56 am)

    It was definitely gun shots. At least 10 in succinct pattern of 1 second pause between each. Finishing with 3 rapid fire shots. We had just turned down for bed in Highland Park when it happened. Sounded like 1 shooter/ 1 gun.

  • James Janning September 10, 2019 (7:57 am)

    It was definitely gun shots. At least 10 in succinct pattern of 1 second pause between each. Finishing with 3 rapid fire shots. We had just turned down for bed in Highland Park when it happened. Sounded like it all came from 1 gun.

    • Gatewood September 10, 2019 (8:44 am)

      I heard exactly the same pattern. It was out of the ordinary enough that it made me count the individual sounds and I stopped counting at 13. 

    • LouAnn September 13, 2019 (10:17 pm)

      That’s exactly what I heard around 25th and Thistle. I called 911 and was on hold for a couple of minutes😤

  • NA September 10, 2019 (8:23 am)

    100% agree!  Definitely gun shots and sounded very close by from Delridge Way and Elmgrove area.  Heard the same pattern.

    • Ern September 10, 2019 (8:53 am)

      It was definitely gun fire. 

  • Patricia September 10, 2019 (8:40 am)

    I heard it too. About 3 mins later on 16th and Holden there was police going light and sirens. I could hear them going up the hill and down streets for about 20 mins. Then nothing. I hope nobody was hurt!

  • K September 10, 2019 (9:02 am)

    Yes, I definitely heard several shots from SW Orchard & 16th… seemed to be coming from up the hill at Riverview Park area but not sure. Soon after, there were lots of sirens so I wondered if police were responding.

  • LM September 10, 2019 (12:03 pm)

    I also heard the same exact thing. From the pattern, I assumed it was fireworks?

  • Howard September 10, 2019 (12:44 pm)

    It was fireworks, I had eyes on @ approx 2240. 

    • TM7302 September 10, 2019 (8:13 pm)

      @ Howard… Did you report them to the police?  I’m sure they would like to know since there was a pretty good police presence last night, could have saved them some time and maybe given notice that setting off fireworks at 10:32 pm is frowned upon…

  • Theresa - Highland Park September 10, 2019 (5:44 pm)

    Heard them loud and clear at 15th and Holden. It’s so unsettling thinking someone might be getting shot or that a stray bullet might end up in your house.

    • WSB September 10, 2019 (5:55 pm)

      Nobody got shot. But otherwise, what happened is a mystery, as there is no police report classification indicating evidence was found – if anyone has firsthand knowledge of police finding shell casings and/or bullet damage somewhere, please let us know.

  • Kevin September 15, 2019 (6:41 am)

    It was fireworks in south delridge area near 8600 block on 17th or 18 sw.  The time was 10:31pm and here is the video link to the noise and fireworks in the trees. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/52651za76uax6o3/AADgsXUfegEkyG_bO3vs6zGoa?dl=0

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