WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 victims show up at hospitals after gunfire

11:19 PM: Police found evidence of gunfire near 24th/Webster – about a block from the Southwest Precinct – around 10 pm after multiple 911 callers reported hearing it “near Home Depot.” And while no victims were found at the scene, they’re now investigating the possibility that a 14-year-old who showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound might be linked to the incident. (Added: Another injured person who showed up at another hospital is also being investigated for a connection, dispatch has reported.) We’ll be following up for more details in the morning.

ADDED 9:49 AM: The police-report summary confirms, and adds to, what we reported:

(At 9:38 pm Monday), officers responded to the 2400 block SW Webster St for multiple reports of shots being heard in the area. Several witnesses were contacted who heard the shots and reported seeing a vehicle speeding from the area and subjects running through the apartment complex. During the search, officers located evidence of a shooting in the roadway and bullet damage to two apartment buildings. While officers were processing the scene, Harborview Medical Center reported a gunshot wound (GSW) victim that had been dropped off at the ER. The victim had been struck in the knee but was otherwise in stable condition. He was uncooperative with police, but limited information was obtained linking the victim to this incident. A short time later, Valley Medical reported a GSW victim had arrived in the ER.The victim had been struck in the right chest area but was otherwise in stable condition. He provided limited information to police, but enough to link him to this incident.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 victims show up at hospitals after gunfire"

  • WSrez April 12, 2022 (7:41 am)

    Heard the shots east of there, 15th/Myrtle, but slightly earlier than 10.

    • WSB April 12, 2022 (9:55 am)

      10 pm is when officers reported finding evidence but yes, the actual gunfire was a bit earlier. Just added updated info above.

  • TM April 12, 2022 (9:42 am)

    I have a 14 yo, it pains me that there are kids here (or anywhere) that age getting into that kind of stuff. Understood this isn’t an anomaly but that’s a rough situation.

  • WSResident April 12, 2022 (11:22 am)

    Fund the police!!!!!!

    • Duh April 12, 2022 (12:20 pm)

      Their funding didn’t not go away.  Why is that so hard for people to understand. 

      • WS Taxpayer April 12, 2022 (12:45 pm)

        How about – Publicly and Politically support the police and advocate on their behalf for development and retention of critical service providers for our communities. 

        • Melissa April 12, 2022 (2:25 pm)

          How about, WS Taxpayer, we publicly and politically support GUN CONTROL? After all, other countries with strict gun laws have a tiny fraction of the gun injuries that this country does. We had a mass shooting in NYC today, a mass shooting in Sacramento last week, and a mass shooting in Cedar Rapids two days ago. And that’s just scratching the surface. We should have: background checks, safety classes, no loopholes for gun show purchases, extra insurance (just as we need when we drive a car).Last 72 Hours | Gun Violence Archive

          • Marcus m April 12, 2022 (5:37 pm)

            1000x this

          • Eric1 April 12, 2022 (7:39 pm)

            Melissa, selective statistics can be used both ways.  Mexico has very strict gun laws and yet there seems to be gun violence at scales not seen even in the gun happy USA (you can make excuses,  but stats don’t lie).  And while the mass shootings you mention are tragic, beneath the surface, most mass shootings in the USA occur in Chicago and are rarely mentioned (it does not fit the narrative). Washington has background checks, no loopholes for gun shows, you can take as many gun safety classes as you like, and extra insurance as a legal gun owner is available.  I’ll throw in two bonus criteria not required by the feds:  a waiting period, and a psych check for handguns.  However I will bet dollars to donuts that the perps in this case did not follow the law.

          • Mike April 13, 2022 (1:25 pm)

            That is obviously right.. you can’t just shoot people .

        • Jay April 12, 2022 (4:13 pm)

          That’s a loaded statement because it means letting them operate with zero accountability. Having accountability and consequences for one’s actions is not harassment or oppression. If you raped or murdered or stole on the job you’d be fired, and we need to apply that to cops as well.

  • HS April 12, 2022 (4:16 pm)

    I’d like to see the police gang unit reinstated. I think it was disbanded a few years ago.

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