WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: North Delridge gunfire investigation

If you thought you heard gunfire in North Delridge around 7 pm Saturday – police confirmed it. The initial police summary says calls came in from the 4700 block of 26th SW, where officers found multiple shell casings and a “bullet-riddled vehicle” in an alley between 26th SW and Delridge. No one was in the car and no one was hurt. When they found the vehicle’s owner, she told them, the report says, that “she had just purchased the vehicle and would not know who would have wanted to do this to her car.” The incident remains under investigation by Gun Violence Reduction Unit detectives,

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: North Delridge gunfire investigation"

  • bolo April 11, 2021 (12:24 pm)

    Target practice?

  • Tracey April 11, 2021 (12:32 pm)

    Wondering if that was the same timing as the fireworks in that area?   Anyone else see the display last night?  Could see from Pigeon Point and it looked to be in the exact area described.

    • WSB April 11, 2021 (1:02 pm)

      It was still light at 7 pm.

  • Joan April 11, 2021 (1:19 pm)

    Same area that I heard gunfire Friday night— was watching TV in my den around 2am, heard 4 shots in rapid succession . Definitely not fireworks. Something is going on in the neighborhood, was t there shots fired there a month or so ago? (I didn’t end up calling 911, was waiting for someone else to do it, guess I should have called!) I know it’s just North Delridge, but I fear for someone’s life when their aim gets better.

    • WSB April 11, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      There have been other reports of possible gunfire, including 11:40 pm Friday in south Highland Park, but this is the first one confirmed (by the casings and property damage) this weekend … TR

    • Jay April 11, 2021 (2:22 pm)

      What the heck does “I know it’s just north delridge” mean???

  • buttercup April 11, 2021 (3:30 pm)

    I heard the ones on Friday night, many shots, I called 911 and the operator said there was multiple calls. At times it feels like a war zone, so many shots over the past months.

    • Jethro Marx April 12, 2021 (9:57 am)

      Ever been in a warzone? Put this in the same category as “These potato chips are like crack!” and “OMG I was working like a slave!”

  • Treehugger April 11, 2021 (5:30 pm)

    Heavy police patrolling on Alki and Harbor Ave’s. Gates locked to boat ramp parking lot.

    • WSB April 11, 2021 (7:12 pm)

      We were driving along Alki an hour-plus ago and noticed that. Alki in general looked like a summer afternoon, despite 51-degree air…

  • Emma April 12, 2021 (8:13 am)

    The shots (5 of them) were fired behind my neighbors house, in the alleyway between 25th Ave & Delridge. The fireworks we’re set off later in the evening by my other neighbors down on 26th Ave, which they do semi-regularly. I’ve lived here for years and love this neighborhood. I don’t understand anyone saying it’s a “war zone?” It literally looks/sounds/smells nothing like a war zone. Such a dramatic overstatement! 

  • Pessoa April 12, 2021 (4:47 pm)

    Uh, the author is using  some dramatic literary license – a simile in this case  – to illustrate a point.  You realize that no one actually thinks Delridge is a war zone, right?  

    • Jethro Marx April 13, 2021 (10:53 am)

      I know what they’re doing and it’s dumb. They’re comparing our relatively wealthy and healthy lives (yes, even the poorest Seattlites and “worst” neighborhoods here are so, relative to actual warzones) to places where war is trauma, to residents and warriors both, and firefighters, police, and medics are not a simple phone call and moments away, or even worse, can not be trusted to do no harm. We’ve got a long way to go when it comes to equitable policing and access to services, but we are absolutely nothing like Syria, Somalia, or South Asian countries where children and farmers may die any day from a misstep. So your “license” is incredibly disrespectful and selfish. You and the rest of us are free to say what we want, but I think talking like that is some serious b#//$4!7. 

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