WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Drive-by pellet gunfire

Police are investigating a report of drive-by pellet gunfire near Delridge/Thistle. They got a call from someone who was out walking their dog a short time ago when someone in a passing car fired what they believed to be a pellet gun. They weren’t hit, so no injuries. Officers told dispatch that the only description they have so far is a dark blue or black early-2000s Jeep Wrangler with three people inside, It was last seen headed southbound.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Drive-by pellet gunfire"

  • East Coast Cynic August 28, 2022 (9:47 am)

    Delridge Way SW appears to be a no drive or walk zone late at night.  This is like the third shooting in something like four or five months.  I’d suggest having a Cop cop driving up an down that street during the evening, but I’m betting there aren’t enough cops to do it.

    • Rhonda August 28, 2022 (1:10 pm)

      Delridge was far worse of a no-walk zone at night 30+ years ago. I wouldn’t hesitate to walk a mile there at midnight these days but back in 1990 I wouldn’t do it, especially near where the Delridge Library is now.

      • K August 28, 2022 (6:36 pm)

        Same.  I’d walk Delridge at midnight before heading to the Junction or Alki at that same hour.  I think a lot of people’s perceptions of safety there are based on a reputation earned decades ago and not an understanding of what the neighborhood is in 2022.

  • b August 28, 2022 (5:27 pm)

    I reside just off of South DRidge and have lived in the area for a good chunk of my 40+ yrs around here…..it’s definitely getting worse. Just the other day I heard Boss Burger is moving to late night hrs. (3am) and my first thought was – no way is anyone going to safely get a burger around that area that late/early. Period. 

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