WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another gunfire investigation

10:59 PM: For the second night in a row, police are investigating confirmed gunfire in West Seattle. Right now they have SW Charlestown blocked off in the 48th SW/49th SW vicinity, after finding shell casings following reports of gunshots. At least one person has reported bullet damage to their car. No injuries reported. The shots are believed to have been fired from a vehicle that sped away eastbound on Charlestown, but no description so far.

11:29 PM: Officers also have told dispatch that a house on 49th SW has bullet damage.

ADDED FRIDAY: Police say bullets hit one vehicle and two houses, and that they recovered more than a dozen shell casings. Meantime, an area property owner tells WSB:

There were 4 gunshots fired in the same location Tuesday, September 14th at 4am. Multiple neighbors heard the shots and called 911. SPD was dispatched but did not find anything. Neighbors report that they heard/saw a car speed away down Charlestown but did not get a description. I own a rental house in the area and found two bullet holes in the side of the house and one bullet was found in the bedroom. This shattered a window and broke a closet door. Luckily, the house is vacant at the moment – otherwise this may have been a bigger issue besides vandalism. Upon discovering the bullet and bullet holes we called SPD.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another gunfire investigation"

  • Sky September 30, 2021 (11:25 pm)

    Heard multiple shots from my place on 45th and stevens. I’m glad no one was hurt, but what the hell is going on. This (and last nights incident) are both far too close to home.. 

  • Jayce September 30, 2021 (11:39 pm)

    Just saw a black compact car driving reckless up California towards admiral with their whole bumper burning on the pavement and saw someone knock over a UPS mail box. Weird night 

    • Insertname September 30, 2021 (11:55 pm)

      Jeez, I bet that must have been something to see. Things have certainly gotten interesting in the Emerald City. 

      • Just wondering October 1, 2021 (10:18 am)

        I woke up when I heard what I thought was a car bottoming out at the top of Charlestown hill.  Don’t know the time but maybe that’s when the bumper was jarred loose from the compact car!

    • DriveSafe October 1, 2021 (7:00 am)

      Did you report the incident with the mailbox? They are going to take it away permanently if idiots don’t stop running into it. And it is federal property. 

      • Ceejay October 1, 2021 (9:18 am)

        UPS isn’t federal property, USPS would be.

      • Jayce October 1, 2021 (11:45 am)

        UPS not USPS. But yes I did 

    • S.A. October 1, 2021 (10:58 am)

      UPS? Or USPS?   Which one?

  • concerned October 1, 2021 (12:02 pm)

    WSB, what more are you finding out about this? The area where shots were fired is in the walk zone for TWO local elementary schools.

    • WSB October 1, 2021 (12:13 pm)

      So far nothing additional except that one vehicle and two homes were hit. While people thought they heard a vehicle leaving the scene, no one had a description,

      • Cp October 1, 2021 (2:37 pm)

        There was also a shooting a year or 2 ago in the same area covered by wsb. Hope it’s just coincidence. 

  • Rocky Bullwinkle October 1, 2021 (4:52 pm)

    Need to install HD CCTV in SW to help SPD identify and catch these criminals. 

  • WS98 October 2, 2021 (2:53 pm)

    I heard that too, thought it was fireworks at first. It’s interesting this is the second time for this specific area in the past month. Not saying this is the case but over the years, bad actors like this have lived in the brown 2 story apartment building on the SE corner of 47th and Charlestown. 

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