WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Harbor Avenue shootout

Police confirmed gunfire on Harbor Avenue early Sunday, according to a preliminary summary report. It says they were called about 1:35 am Sunday about possible gunfire in the 1300 block of Harbor (the Don Armeni Boat Ramp vicinity). As officers headed that way, they got an update that, the summary says, “multiple vehicles were involved and actively shooting as they fled the area southbound.” On arrival, they “located a sprawling scene that stretched from the 1300 to the 2300 block.” They found “evidence of a shooting … along this stretch of road,” which generally means casings, but “no victims (and) no property damage,” nor did they find anyone who could tell them more than that “three vehicles were likely involved.”

20 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Harbor Avenue shootout"

  • StopCuttingDownTrees March 7, 2022 (12:05 pm)

    Thank God several bills passed in Olympia last week that will restore law enforcement’s ability to pursue suspects, restore reasonable suspicion, use force to detain suspects, etc. This area is surrounded on one side by huge rows of apartments and condos and those stray bullets could have injured or killed innocent people inside.

    • Brian March 7, 2022 (3:35 pm)

      None of that would have helped here though. The cops showed up after everything already happened. 

      • momosmom March 7, 2022 (5:19 pm)

        Really…They must not of had their glass ball with them to know this was going to happen!

        • Brian March 7, 2022 (9:02 pm)

          For a more fruitful dialog, try engaging with what was actually stated rather than inventing someone to whom you’re responding. 

    • Rocket March 8, 2022 (9:29 am)

      What do you care about lawlessness? You openly talk about how you evade taxes in contravention of the law and social norms?  Those is glass houses……

    • Mike March 19, 2022 (8:48 am)

      I was in area at that time I remember that there were 2 cars doing 80 85 mph couldn’t even see them …Another topic anyone on Harbor sw getting flat tires @3000 block ?

  • Lola March 7, 2022 (1:01 pm)

    Too many shootings happening all over the place now.  When is it going to stop?  We need to bring back real rules now and none of this slap on the wrist stuff.  Jail time needs to be served. Consequences need to be put back onto the books.  I am hoping our new Mayor can make a difference, I know he has a tough road ahead of him.  

    • flimflam March 7, 2022 (1:58 pm)

      I agree but not holding my breath.

    • Mike March 19, 2022 (8:51 am)

      There is one vehicle that actually sounds like gun fire all up and down Harbor swIt’s probably illegal but not enough police left.

  • Gill & Alex March 7, 2022 (1:02 pm)

    No surprise as the Don Armeni Boat Ramp is where the “cool” guys hang out.  Bunch of cars and motorcycles when we went by yesterday afternoon.

    • Derek March 7, 2022 (3:06 pm)

      Are you profiling?? I ride a motorcycle and meet friends down there and never shoot anyone…

  • Cogburn March 7, 2022 (1:44 pm)

    Seattle has been going in the wrong direction for years. Hope for Harrell

    • Rocket March 8, 2022 (9:31 am)

      What do you people think he is going to do?  He’s taken office and started playing whack a mole with the criminals and so far all that’s happened is murders and chaos elsewhere.  

  • Stewart March 7, 2022 (3:06 pm)

    I heard this incident. A series of loud pops, followed by a lull, then another series of loud pops as a vehicle, a white pickup truck, was tearing down Harbor Ave. heading south. I tried to give a description on the police non-emergency line, but no way to leave a message there. Frustrating. Don Armeni continues to be a problem on weekend nights when the gates are not locked.

    • Jay March 7, 2022 (3:28 pm)

      That’s definitely a 911 situation. We have a good 911 system here and law enforcement recommends calling them rather than the non-emergency line to report crimes, even if there’s no immediate danger or the incident has passed. I’ve talked to a few cops about this and they all said the same thing. 

    • Boinsted March 7, 2022 (3:40 pm)

      How is witnessing vehicles involved in a possible shooting not an “emergency” call. Next time please use 911 to report such activity. 

  • Liz March 7, 2022 (3:54 pm)

    Second time gunshots on this stretch of Harbor Ave in less then a month.  Not even summer yet! 

  • Flabbergasted March 7, 2022 (4:12 pm)

    Thank goodness our legislature is working on the important stuff like making pickleball the state sport.  Crime, that can wait.   https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/mar/05/proposal-to-make-pickleball-washington-state-sport/

  • CarDriver March 7, 2022 (4:19 pm)

    Derek. I take it you’re hanging out there at 1:30am?  As far as “profiling” If there’s shots being fired i take it you don’t want ANY description put out because that would be “profiling” whatever mode of transportation or ethnicity or sex the possible shooters were. 

  • Mpeter March 8, 2022 (11:10 pm)

    Did anyone hear the exact same thing about 60 minutes ago? Racing and lots of pops. Same exact area. 

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