WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Shooting victim shows up at hospital

From SPD Blotter, word that someone was shot in Highland Park last night. Usually a large SFD response follows shootings and that’s how we find out, but in this case, the victim showed up at a hospital, driven there by a friend, and police pieced together what happened. From their post:

Around 2 AM, the victim was reportedly standing near 8th Avenue SW and SW Cloverdale Street when he became involved in a brief altercation with two people.

The victim later got into his car and saw the suspects drive past him and open fire, striking the victim in the leg. …

Detectives are investigating. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

For real-time 911 log watchers, the “scenes of violence” response for this is logged to the address for the VA Hospital on Beacon Hill – that’s where the victim was taken by his friend, and SFD then transferred him to Harborview.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Shooting victim shows up at hospital"

  • TC January 19, 2022 (11:38 am)

    I live down the street from Westcrest and woke up to this sound, but was too tired to realize it was gunshots. Hopefully SPD updates the location of the shooting to keep track of the location for future prevention efforts.

  • HP Resident January 19, 2022 (9:51 pm)

    Heard gunshots around 11pm just a few blocks away. 

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