After reporting “two .40 cal handgun shots recorded at (2700 block 59th Avenue SW)” around 3 am, Edd “went outside this morning and (found) two shell casings on the ground.” He sent us photos of both; you can see one above. He had called police at the time, didn’t see anyone respond, but after calling them again about the casings this morning, he says the officer who responded to collect them as evidence said he was the original responder. No injury calls to that area overnight.

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

  • Craig August 14, 2021 (10:49 am)

    Jeez. Can’t get my mind around people shooting in public places – so much risk. Hits harder when the address is thought of as Alki Elementary, or Whale Tale Park. 

  • Shadowtripper August 14, 2021 (1:45 pm)

    Does anyone think it might be a good idea to saturate the Alki area with cameras to record and assist in eliminating crime in this area?  The Port of Seattle installed several to monitor shipping lanes years ago with federal funding.  Residents cried it was an invasion of privacy and made enough noise to have them removed before they were even activated.  Now some of those same residents are demanding I assume that we close off residential streets & more police so that they cansleep at night without hearing loud cars and gun fire. Cameras don’t prevent crime but do identify perpetrators.  Support your local police also helps. Just don’t count on them showing up if needed since only an idiot or passionate person would put on a Seattle police uniform and address civil disobedience without adequate protection against those that are armed and dangerous. I guess that we deserve this judging by how the votes tally.  

    • WSB August 14, 2021 (5:04 pm)

      Those were not cameras installed by the Port. We broke the story of their unannounced installation (after reader tips about mystery cameras) and reported extensively on them starting in early 2013. They were installed by the city after approval of a federal grant described publicly only as “relating to port security”; there weren’t “several” but rather a planned network of at least 30, from Fauntleroy to Golden Gardens, some nowhere near “port” operations. And yeah, times have certainly changed – in the ensuing years our streets have become lined with cameras, but privately owned/installed, not by police. Anyone interested in how it all played out can read our archived coverage
      It even became a bit of an issue in the mayor’s race that year. – TR

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