WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 early morning shootings

11:11 AM: We missed these in real time and no one texted, but we’ve confirmed with SFD that two early morning “scenes of violence” responses in West Seattle were both shootings. Neither victim is reported to have had life-threatening wounds, but both were taken to the hospital. The first was in the 1700 block of SW Barton at 1:51 am; SFD says the victim was a 36-year-old man; the second was in the 7800 block of Detroit SW at 3:05 am, and SFD says the victim was a 27-year-old man. No information on the circumstances in either but we’re seeking that from SPD.

2:07 PM: SPD has released a few details on these as part of a roundup of five weekend shootings in the city. In the Barton incident, police say they “were dispatched to investigate a man who had been shot in the abdomen … Officers spoke with witnesses who said they heard the shot come form the street or sidewalk and found the victim laying on the ground. Police searched the area and found a single shell casing but were unable to find anyone who could describe a possible suspect.” Regarding the other incident, police say officers got a call that a man had been shot, then “found the victim with a gunshot to the groin. The victim was able to tell officers that the suspect was last seen in a white Ford Fusion fleeing the area. Police searched the area but were unable to locate any additional witnesses or evidence.”

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 early morning shootings"

  • Uplate October 24, 2021 (2:11 pm)

    I think I heard four shots in the North Lincoln Park area also last night around 12:30 am

    • Mara October 24, 2021 (3:34 pm)

      I heard the 4 shots too! I knew it had to be gun fire. 2 rapid shots then about 2 seconds and 2 more! 

    • MM October 25, 2021 (9:56 am)

      Yes, I heard the same thing and have been checking the blog to see if there were any mentions of it. They were SO loud that I almost thought they were something other than a gunshot!

  • Flivver October 24, 2021 (3:06 pm)

    WSB. Hopefully people aren’t getting so used to scenes of violence that they’re simply ignoring them. They should NEVER be considered “commonplace” SIGH………………..

  • Flivver October 24, 2021 (3:12 pm)

    WSB. Speaking of violence. Can you get an update as to what happened to the man who shot his neighbor in his car in the alley-61st and Stevens many months ago.

    • WSB October 24, 2021 (3:24 pm)

      Still making its way through the court system, with another hearing every month or so resulting in just a date for another check-in. Next check-in hearing next Thursday.

  • Flivver October 24, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    WSB. Is he out free and checking in or is he in custody? 

  • Del October 24, 2021 (10:04 pm)

    More confirmation that we need stricter regulations involving gun violence. 

    • WW Resident October 25, 2021 (11:54 am)

      Or maybe, just maybe actually enforce the existing laws and prosecute and sentience said criminal accordingly

      • Ts October 26, 2021 (10:03 pm)

        So agree. Would love to see gun violence / crimes with guns unable to be pled down…gun use dropped to get a guilty plea on a lower charge. 

    • StopCuttingDownTrees October 25, 2021 (1:38 pm)

      Gun violence is already the highest level of felony crime.  

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