(WSB photo)

Police investigated a report of gunfire on Alki around 6:15 tonight. The preliminary report says witnesses reporting the shooter walking past Pepperdock Restaurant in the 2600 block of Alki Avenue SW, then facing southbound on Marine Avenue [map] and firing a round south, toward Alki Playfield/Whale Tail Park, before running away westbound. No one was hurt and no property damage was found; when we talked with police at the scene, they hadn’t found any evidence, but later they turned up “an unspent .40-caliber bullet” back in the 2600 block of Alki. Officers called in the Gun Violence Reduction Unit. The report does not include a description of the shooter other than “male” but mentions that he “was possibly with two other males during the incident.”

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Alki gunfire"

  • WTF June 25, 2021 (10:57 pm)

    It’s going to be a long summer. Next time, vote responsibly.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees June 26, 2021 (12:08 am)

    There needs to be a much-higher SPD presence at Alki this time of year, especially on weekends.

    • Seattlite June 26, 2021 (1:05 pm)

      SPD is doing their best with the amount of police officers that are left after many departing SPD this past year or so.  

    • The Admiral June 26, 2021 (7:29 pm)

      How would a higher police presence have prevented this person from shooting his gun?  There was a massive presence the night of the TikTok party and a drunk Alki resident still shot his gun.  

      • Tyr1001 June 28, 2021 (11:34 am)

        He brandished it, but didn’t shoot

  • Runner June 26, 2021 (6:49 am)

    I’d like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not. 

  • Concerned June 26, 2021 (9:39 am)

    What is the Gun Violence Reduction Unit?

    • momof3boys June 28, 2021 (6:59 am)

      GVRU, previously known as the Gang Unit.

  • 456wonka June 28, 2021 (7:50 am)

    More lame wannabe gangsters. Will be shocked if they’re older than 20. Seattle is not a hard city. If you feel the need to battle and carry a gun, join the military. 

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