UPDATE: Shooting victim found at Delridge/Andover, taken to hospital

(Added: WSB photo)

9:12 PM: Big emergency response to Delridge/Andover after a report of an injured person and possible ‘gunfire in the area,’ per emergency radio. Avoid the area. Updates to come.

9:17 PM: Emergency crews are asking to block traffic from getting onto the eastbound low bridge – which would be open to all at this time of night – so they have a clear path for transporting the victim.

9:23 PM: Per radio communication, one man, about 18 years old, is going to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck, after someone shot into the vehicle he was in.

9:32 PM: Northbound Delridge is reported to be blocked at Genesee.

9:40 PM: The gunfire may have happened at some point north of Delridge/Andover; police plan to search along SW Spokane. They say they have no suspect description yet. Our crew has arrived in the area and confirms NB traffic on Delridge is blocked north of Genesee.

10:08 PM: In both a tweet and SPD Blotter post, police have used the 2000 block of SW Charlestown – uphill/east of Delridge/Andover – as a location for the shooting. They also say the victim’s wound is not believed to be life-threatening, and they ask for anyone with information to “call the tip line at 206-233-5000.”

11:59 PM: One more note on location – the preliminary summary from the Southwest Precinct says, “SPD 911 began receiving reports of gunshots near Spokane St and Delridge Way SW. Shortly afterward a victim of gunfire was located in the 3800 block of Delridge Way SW.”

32 Replies to "UPDATE: Shooting victim found at Delridge/Andover, taken to hospital"

  • CJ April 17, 2021 (9:18 pm)

    Sounded like the individual emptied a full clip. I hope everyone is okay. A lot of emergency response!

    Just heard the police on loud speaker state they are blocking off Delridge. 

    • Jim April 17, 2021 (11:28 pm)

      The clip is a device used for holding ammunition or loading a magazine. What you mean to say is he emptied a magazine

      • momosmom April 18, 2021 (7:12 am)

        OMG really Jim we all knew what CJ meant!

        • Joseph Zaloom April 18, 2021 (2:31 pm)

          Actually I appreciated the clarification.

        • Mooo April 18, 2021 (7:22 pm)

          No. It’s important to use the right words. You might be happy not knowing what you’re talking about, but when reporting, especially about a crime, it’s necessary to use the proper terminology. So, next time, before you respond with your ignorant condescension, think.

      • John April 18, 2021 (9:00 pm)

        A clip is not a magazine, but what is a pedant?

  • MC April 17, 2021 (9:21 pm)

    There were 5-6 shots from the leading car going north and about 10 in rapid succession from the car following… I’m a block or so away from that intersection 

  • CC April 17, 2021 (9:22 pm)

    We heard it from Avalon; around 10 shots. 

  • Pete April 17, 2021 (9:23 pm)

    I heard at first what I thought were fireworks but then I thought gun shots at the rapid fire. Then after a few minutes a ton of sirens. 

  • Amy April 17, 2021 (9:26 pm)

    Yes, we’ve been hearing lots of sirens, and a cluster of popping sounds that we thought might be fireworks.  Guess not.  We’re just above the Duwamish longhouse. I hope that the person who was hurt will recover.

  • n7oep April 17, 2021 (9:28 pm)

    Delridge is closed from Genesee, northbound to the low bridge for transport corridor.

  • Dave April 17, 2021 (9:45 pm)

    Not fun. WSB closure is getting old. We were right there on Delridge Ave at time of shooting. 

  • Delridge April 17, 2021 (9:48 pm)

    Used the low bridge westbound just now. Took about 15-20 mins to get through to the 5 way intersection. Getting on to Delridge was terrible. There’s a TON of SPD/SFD going in and out of the area. Probably the best way in and out right now would be South through highland park area and avoiding Delridge Way or West Marginal altogether. Use your GPS, I should have listened to mine. 

  • Nkb April 17, 2021 (11:16 pm)

    Wish the police would answer their tip line. Waited on hold forever before giving up . Had a white Acura TL fly by me – doing at least 60mph at about the time of the incident. Don’t know if it’s related…

    • CH April 17, 2021 (11:37 pm)

      You can actually text in any tips as well:

    • PPNeighbor April 18, 2021 (1:15 pm)

      Our house on 21st in pigeon point picked up the gunshots at 9:01 and 1 min later a white sedan charging South on 21st. May line up with the other report of a white Acura. I reported this to the tip line. 

    • TM7302 April 19, 2021 (10:23 am)

      Trying using 911

    • AO April 22, 2021 (12:36 am)

      the white acura was the victims car the suspect was in a red cadillac so i was told if any of you have any info on that car or saw it that’s who you should look out for

  • Youngstown April 18, 2021 (12:46 am)

    12:45 AM. Live in the neighborhood. I just herd 5-6 more definite gunshots

    • WSB April 18, 2021 (12:48 am)

      Did you call 911? They just dispatched to check out a report of possible gunfire heard near Delridge/Hudson, but only one caller so far. The more reports, the more that helps them locate …

      • KBS April 18, 2021 (12:52 am)

        Heard the gunshots just now too, sounded like the car was traveling south on Delridge 

        • Kim April 18, 2021 (1:20 am)

          I heard 5 gunshots as well around 25-30minutes ago. Reached out to JT neighbors and no one else heard, though?! I’ll call 911 now…

      • Katie April 18, 2021 (10:09 pm)

        Yes, I heard 4-5 gunshots at around 12:45 am as well. Didn’t call it in as the police have never shown up when I have called. 

        • WSB April 18, 2021 (10:21 pm)

          Keep calling it in. You may not see them but calls often come from multiple locations, so they might have gone elsewhere. In last night’s case (12:45 am), no evidence of gunfire found. They were dispatched; first call came from Delridge/Hudson (I’ve taken to keeping notes when I hear those dispatches). Doesn’t mean it wasn’t gunfire, but in order for the call to be categorized as such, there needs to be a victim OR property damage OR evidence (casings etc.) found OR a witness (not just somebody who heard possible gunfire, but someone who actually saw gunfire). – TR

    • Js April 18, 2021 (6:01 am)

      Yes there were definitely more shots fired on delridge just north of Genesee in front of the town homes at 12:45.

  • Ruby April 18, 2021 (7:17 am)

    That confirms the sound I woke up to. I was awake suddenly and counted at least 3-4 distinct pop sounds. Clock said 12:45am. I heard it only, and I’m by the P-patch on Delridge 

  • Mike April 18, 2021 (7:31 am)

    Seattle shootings are off the chart!  I wonder what Lisa is doing to make Seattle safer?

  • annaeileen April 18, 2021 (8:50 am)

    Woke me up at about 12:45, thought it was fireworks.  I will call the tip line as well.  I guess the more we report it the more visibility it gets.  

  • Me April 18, 2021 (10:52 am)

    I hope more and more incidents like this encourage people to complain to our elected officials about the increasing violence. 

    • Mike April 18, 2021 (9:28 pm)

      They don’t care.  They only care about themselves. Soulless vampires.

    • Chuck Jacobs April 19, 2021 (6:30 am)

      Please consider supporting candidates who will stand up to the “Defund Police” folks.

  • Erin April 18, 2021 (4:33 pm)

    I reported the second four – I am on Delridge by Brandon. Sounded very close. 

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