WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Junction robbery; South Delridge gunfire

12:08 AM – ROBBERY: Police are looking for two people reported to have robbed the Junction 7-11 (California/Erskine) at knifepoint a short time ago. They left in what was described as an older red Cadillac “with damage.” No injuries reported. If we hear anything more, we’ll update.

1:35 AM – GUNFIRE: Nothing new on that, but now there’s a major police response in South Delridge, after multiple reports of gunfire, apparently associated with a crowd of people at 16th/Trenton. Police responding to an initial report said they heard shots too. No injuries reported so far. (1:39 am) They’ve found at least one shell casing.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Junction robbery; South Delridge gunfire"

  • LM October 10, 2020 (1:54 am)

    I’m at 15th and Trenton and could hear at least two gunshots from my open window, along with a huge crowd of people. Any more information about what that was about?

    • WSB October 10, 2020 (11:15 am)

      Unfortunately I’m not expecting followup information to be available until Monday.

  • Chris Hoffman October 10, 2020 (9:54 am)

    I live at 15th and Trenton and was one of those who called the police. There was a group of 5-6 people arguing at first for several minutes across the street from our house. Someone then showed up in a red-orange four door pickup. That’s when things escalated and when I heard one gunshot. A male then  got into the pickup and drove East on Trenton. The group then seemed to migrate towards 16th and that’s when I noticed a large police presence showed up. I relayed all this to the police during my 911 call. 

    • Tania October 10, 2020 (11:11 am)

      Thank you, Chris! I called it in as well, but couldn’t see much from behind my hedge. The dispatcher told me they’d had lots of folks reporting it. 

  • Junction Lady October 10, 2020 (7:52 pm)

    This 7-11 seems to be a magnet for crime…what can be done to turn this around?

  • 1994 October 10, 2020 (8:02 pm)

    See – the police are needed, first for knife wielding robbers and secondly for argument turning to gunfire. If the argument just faded away by people leaving and keeping their guns in their pockets, there could have been no violence and no police response would be needed. People – just simmer down and leave the violence out.

    • Foop October 11, 2020 (10:17 am)

      I’m curious what effect the police has here.

      • 1994 October 11, 2020 (11:24 pm)

        I expect the police to investigate the knife wielding suspects. Maybe look at video clips from the store or surrounding businesses? Maybe identify these dangerous people? I don’t know, maybe make an arrest? What do you think the police effect is? I don’t think these knife wielding people should just roam about, flash their weapons, and take whatever they want from whomever they want.

    • Dan October 11, 2020 (2:31 pm)

      What if instead of keeping them in their pockets they kept their guns at home? 

      • Joseph October 11, 2020 (6:59 pm)

        Well, they’re probably stolen guns and not their guns, anyway.

      • 1994 October 11, 2020 (11:19 pm)

        I too would prefer they keep them at home but not sure that is realistic with some people. The next best thing is to not use them – right? 

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