UPDATE: ‘Scenes of violence’ response in Gatewood for shooting victim

5:42 PM: Big emergency response near California/Portland [map] in Gatewood; the call is classified “scenes of violence.” We’ve just arrived to find out what’s happening.

5:47 PM: According to police, one person was shot in the leg. Officers on the scene tell us they believe it happened somewhere else “south of here”; the driver of the vehicle the victim was in pulled over in this neighborhood to call for help. They’re still trying to find out more about the circumstances.

6:05 PM: If you’re noticing a helicopter, that’s just TV, not law enforcement.

6:17 PM: SFD says the victim is an 18-year-old man who’s been taken to Harborview Medical Center and was in stable condition when transported.

6:56 PM: Update from SPD:

At 5:23 p.m., a woman in the 7800 block of 44th Avenue Southwest called 911 to report her 18-year-old son had been shot in the leg. When police arrived, the victim told officers the shooting had happened in Burien and he then drove himself home to West Seattle. He refused to provide any additional information about the incident. SPD officers coordinated with King County Sheriff’s Office deputies, but a shooting scene was not located.

11 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Scenes of violence' response in Gatewood for shooting victim"

  • Ashley September 9, 2021 (6:19 pm)

    Sitting on my deck. Heard the chopper. Knew you’d be here for me with info!  As always, you are the absolute best and such an asset to our community. Thank you! 

  • Susan September 9, 2021 (6:20 pm)

    There was a drive by shooting in the 5600 block of 26th Ave SW between Juneau and Findley @ 3:45 pm today. No one was injured, and I cant find updates on the police Twitter but maybe WSB can get more info. Possibly these incidents are related.

    • WSB September 9, 2021 (6:23 pm)

      We went there to look after texts. Found no evidence of police investigating gunfire (no tape, casing markers, etc.). Did you actually see gunfire?

      • Delridge Neighbor September 9, 2021 (6:36 pm)

        I heard those shots at 3:45pm from near the Delridge Library. 8-10 shots. I called it in a few minute later and the 911 dispatcher was already aware. Scary.

        • WSB September 9, 2021 (7:44 pm)

          I did just get some details from SPD. Separate story next.

          • Spencer Goldberg September 10, 2021 (6:55 am)

            Was playing golf in West Seattle and can confirm heard the same shots around 345pm while on the 4th hole. All the shots were fired in rapid succession but there were 2 groups, about 6-8 together. Quick pause. Then another 2-4.

  • Brooke September 9, 2021 (6:26 pm)

    Thanks as always for the speedy and accurate reporting. Hope the kid that was shot is ok.

  • wlcg06 September 9, 2021 (6:52 pm)

    Three days in a row now for gunfire/shootings. Prowler videos again on the blog. One must wonder…are we safe in WS? Are these events trending up? Is there a shortage of police officers and regular patrols that thugs with guns know they have freedom to do whatever? 

    • WSB September 9, 2021 (7:36 pm)

      Today’s did not happen here, says the victim. Bad wherever it happened but to your point …

  • Heather Hanson September 10, 2021 (10:36 am)

    I sure wish he could point out his shooter. Maybe get them off the street so they dont injure others. Covering for them is just giving them an out to do it again. 

    • kerstimuul September 10, 2021 (10:15 pm)

      I doubt he’s covering for anyone. He’s probably scared.

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