WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Window-shooting victim wonders about others. Plus, prowler on video

8:13 PM: Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader report


My car was shot with a shotgun in the middle of the night last night. The police officer said it had happened to several other cars in West Seattle as well. (I live a few blocks west of the Junction.)

We have a BLM sign up in our window, and I’m wondering if we were targeted because of it. It would be helpful to hear from the other victims if they had signs up as well.

ADDED 10:21 AM FRIDAY: A Southwest Precinct update on the car-window vandalism:

Southwest Officers responded to a shots fired call with property damage. Several cars along Fauntleroy Way SW were damaged—apparently with a shotgun. No injuries reported. On arrival, officers located a vehicle with the rear driver side and passenger side windows shattered. A second vehicle with similar damage was located one block away. No evidence located at either scene, additionally- no suspects or suspect vehicles. Officers canvassed for external video and nothing of value found.

Anyone with info — or video — please call the SW Detectives at (206) 233-2612 (Sgt Jeff Durden) or (206) 233-2623 (Main line).

(back to original post) PROWLER: From Jessica at 35th and Cloverdale:

10:47 pm Wednesday night. Motion lights scared him off. This is the second prowl in a few months.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Window-shooting victim wonders about others. Plus, prowler on video"

  • Ghill July 23, 2020 (8:27 pm)

    We live west of the junction and thought we heard a single gun shot but weren’t certain. It sounded close. When we looked outside, we didn’t see anything suspicious and thought it must have been something else.

  • Sami July 23, 2020 (8:30 pm)

    My rear car windows were also shot with a shotgun last night around 3:00 am. We have BLM signs in our neighborhood and I have a rainbow flag in my backseat. My windows are fairly tinted though.We live close to Lincoln Park on Fauntleroy. 

    • Q July 25, 2020 (10:40 am)

      I think it is just random and you are not being a target 🎯 because you have a sign  for black lives matter or rainbow 🌈 flag.Instead it is just from a bunch of idiots driving around in their car 🚗 thinking 🤔 that shooting out windows and damaging other peoples property is way they get a laugh 😆 for their day and thinks it is a fun thing to do. Might be people who destroy people’s property to post it on their Facebook or other sights.That is why it is so important for parents to teach morals to children 👶 and not to destroy things and not to go onto other people’s and to think 💭 on their own and use their brain 🧠 and to tell their peers to stop 🛑 doing things that are wrong and immoral.

  • Jay July 24, 2020 (9:27 am)

    Last week we heard 3 gun shots at our stop sign and a car driving off afterwards. We’re right on the corner. We also have a BLM sign. However nothing was damaged…

  • Erika July 24, 2020 (12:32 pm)

    This Monday morning I walked up to my car to find the back window completely smashed. Our car was parked on Fauntleroy Way SW, I also thought I heard loud popping sounds early Monday morning (4am?) and assumed my window was broken by beer bottles.. but now I am not so sure.

    • Jay July 24, 2020 (6:53 pm)

      I’m sorry that happened to you.. Do you also have a BLM sign visible?

  • Lola July 24, 2020 (1:12 pm)

    Do we know if these are being shot with a Gun or BB’S or what they are being shot with?  Just asking since I also live West of the Junction and we have heard lots of Explosion sounds these past few weeks, I know some have been fireworks.  Thank you

    • Jay July 24, 2020 (6:54 pm)

      Reports say a shot gun

    • John July 24, 2020 (7:37 pm)

      I highly doubt that it was a shotgun. People may have been shooting off fireworks but if that window had been shot with a shotgun there would be damage to the headrest and other interior parts of the car as well as lead BBs all over the floor

  • nf July 25, 2020 (1:25 pm)

    No evidence? No bullets? No pellets? Nothing? Really?

  • BD July 25, 2020 (4:24 pm)

    Can we get cross streets for the window shot out? West of the junction is a pretty big area. 

  • BJG July 25, 2020 (5:54 pm)

    We were getting used to big bangs in the night just west of the Junction, usually several per night. Figured somebody was beginning to lose a grip and starting to act out a bit. About 10-11pm  Wednesday, a police car with lights flashing, siren whooping, turned north on 45th at Edmunds and slowly cruised the block then turned west, I think, and slowly drove block by block searching for something. Now I’m wondering if it could have been about the noise/gunfire complaints…or vandalism.  It’s been quiet since then. On vacation maybe.

  • GS July 25, 2020 (9:55 pm)

    My neighbors window was smashed out a few years back.  That’s when I decided to move out of West Seattle.  loved living there however it had some problems. 

    • Geraldine G Gribble July 26, 2020 (8:31 am)

      I live North of the Admiral Junction on California. I heard shots last night about 11:00pm. Definitely a shot gun. Not fireworks! Scared me. Heard shots last week also about Midnight. Lots of them. I felt like I was in the middle of a war zone. These are terrorists. We should take it seriously.

  • John D. July 26, 2020 (7:35 pm)

    Don’t think we have terrorists in West Seattle, just idiots with nothing better to do. If we did have terrorists they wouldn’t get very far without the bridge.

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