WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire damage at veterinary clinic

4:16 PM: A commenter mentioned this morning that there was suspected gunfire in the Luna Park area late last night. At the time, we found no confirmation. But that has changed. A preliminary police report says SPD got a call around mid-morning reporting gunshot damage sometime overnight at the Pet Care Center at Luna Park veterinary clinic (2950 SW Avalon Way). According to the police report, “A spent round was located in the lobby area of the business, and it penetrated a window frame on the east side of the building. There were about five or six locations of new damage.” We have a followup inquiry out to the clinic.

4:43 PM: The clinic confirms that no one was hurt – no pets or people were in the building when it happened. Their services have continued today uninterrupted.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire damage at veterinary clinic"

  • Gunstuff April 22, 2021 (6:41 pm)

    I assume “spent round” means shell?  If there were no people or pets in the building how did it get there?  A round is a cartridge composed of a bullet, propellant and shell.  It doesn’t really make sense to refer to one as “spent” because that implies firing the round, at which point it separates into some gas, a bullet and a shell.  So what was found inside?

    • rpo April 22, 2021 (10:37 pm)

      A spent round is a bullet that has been fired. That’s the correct term used by police. So if someone fired a round into a building and it was found inside, you can guess how it got through the wall.

  • Jesse April 22, 2021 (6:49 pm)

    Well that confirms what I heard last night. I live behind Luna Park Cafe and got home around 11:45 from work, and heard 5 or 6 loud pops outside.

    • Peter April 22, 2021 (10:16 pm)

      A neighbour and I both called it into the cops. I’m pretty disturbed that they didn’t dispatch anyone. I’m so glad no one was hurt, those folks do a wonderful job looking after our cats!

      • WSB April 22, 2021 (10:24 pm)

        They always dispatch to suspected gunfire calls. But if they don’t find – at the time – evidence, or a victim or direct witness – it winds up classified as ‘disturbance.’ In some cases, like today, the evidence isn’t found until later – so often the calls are late at night and unless there’s a witness, it’s hard to guess where the shot(s) might have been fired.

    • Wsresident April 23, 2021 (6:50 am)

      I heard it too! It was three rounds of shots in succession while moving- it was clear as day. 

  • ~Hockeywitch~ April 22, 2021 (8:16 pm)

     So glad no one and no animals were hurt

  • Raymon April 22, 2021 (8:18 pm)

    Live behind there as well. Shots woke me up. Sounded like a motorcycle speeding off. 

  • Workdown April 22, 2021 (8:53 pm)

    I’m so sorry,  love this place. 

  • CBOB April 23, 2021 (3:18 pm)

    Does anyone know if this was a targeted attack or random? 

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