UPDATE: ‘Scenes of violence’ response on 40th SW

11:52 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a “scenes of violence” response to a residence near 40th/Hanford. Police also are responding; the dispatcher told officers that it was called in as a person accidentally shooting themselves in the leg.

12:44 AM: No further information but we’re following up with SFD regarding the person’s condition.

11:39 AM: SFD says the wounded person is a 22-year-old man who was in stable condition when transported to a hospital.

ADDED MONDAY: A few more details from SPD’s summary: “The victim told officers he was attempting to clean the gun but forgot to clear the round from the chamber and subsequently shot himself when he pulled the trigger. … Gun (was) collected and placed into evidence.” The report says the man had wounds “to his left hand and left leg.”

3 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Scenes of violence' response on 40th SW"

  • Admiral WS November 13, 2021 (8:30 am)

    Any update or details about this? I live in the area and have children at the WSHS – wondering if more worrisome behavior can be expected from the residence. 

    • WSB November 13, 2021 (11:39 am)

      No investigative details and since it wasn’t a crime, I’m not expecting anything further, but I did get a bit about the injured person and am adding that above.

    • Your thoughts.1 November 13, 2021 (2:33 pm)

      If you are worried being in the same area then you should just go home.

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