UPDATE: Shooting investigation in White Center

2:32 PM: Big response under way for a shooting in White Center. It’s reported to have been a drive-by shooting near the Hung Long Market shopping center at 9988 15th SW, with one person who has at least two gunshot wounds. The Guardian One helicopter is joining the search for what’s described so far as a “light brown Chevrolet” seen headed north on 15th. Updates to come.

3:02 PM: Our crew at the scene says the shooting appears to have happened right outside the aforementioned market. The victim, who was described as conscious, is being taken to a hospital.

3:15 PM: Southbound 15th has reopened. Investigators at the scene aren’t commenting.

5:52 PM: KCSO will tell us only that the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, and that no one is in custody.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Shooting investigation in White Center"

  • waikikigirl November 15, 2022 (3:29 pm)

    OMG we were just at the Starbucks just before this happened… I feel so bad for all the people there and near that are just trying to make a living and they have to deal with these idiots shooting it up!

  • CJ November 15, 2022 (3:38 pm)

    Thanks for the update! I was walking at the Highland park around 2:30 when I heard what it sounded like fireworks. Maybe 8 minutes after that I saw the Guardian One helicopter coming this way and I knew something bad happened. I really hope the victim recovers soon of this traumatizing experience!

  • Rhonda November 15, 2022 (4:57 pm)

    I hadn’t heard about this shooting when I stopped in after work to get some noodles. I saw bullet damage to their sliding entry door and I asked the cashier what happened. She said they had a shooting a few hours earlier. It was 100% business as usual inside the store and outside around the strip mall, like nothing happened. There are LOTS of surveillance cameras in the parking lot facing every direction.

  • Lo Nguyen November 16, 2022 (9:09 am)

    I moved here 17 years ago. White Center is always interesting. 

  • sam-c November 16, 2022 (9:23 am)

    So scary for the market and victim. Thank goodness the injuries aren’t life threatening.  Hopefully the officials decide to share at least some info on what happened here. (totally random? road rage? drug deal gone wrong ? domestic dispute? )    

  • westley November 16, 2022 (4:06 pm)

    We all need to stop this from being the normal thing, it seems like at least every week there’s another shooting in white center especially towards the end of the summer. To have shootings during the day especially drive by shootings. This puts everyone at risk and the criminals doing these things obviously don’t care and think they’ll just get away with it and that’s why it’s even happening the spd and king county sheriff’s department need To reinforce their commitment to the white center area. It is definitely a dangerous area that invites criminal interest such as Drugs, theft, random violence, robbery, creepy drivers, gangs, and is also a pinch point for crime drifting up from the south end i’ve seen gang members of all areas operating within this hub. And has been the ground for senseless violence over the years. I know of at least 15 or 20 homicides and even a cop that has been killed as a result of the gun violence within the last bunch of years.. and believe me there’s been more shootings that have been unreported. And public safety is at stake they have even raised the taxes but that money goes elsewhere and doesn’t help rebuild or protect the neighborhood. 

    • Huh November 16, 2022 (5:29 pm)

      You mean Alki, right?  White Center doesn’t have shootings all the time, and is not a magnet for anything in the summer.

      • Question Authority November 16, 2022 (9:04 pm)

        Except the shootings and associated murders at various locations over the past few years, look up your local history before you say different. There was a spell where it was multiple fatalities in a row if I remember correctly.  

      • westley November 17, 2022 (10:44 am)

        Look here if everyone is gonna turn a blind eye towards gun violence and problems facing the community at large nothing will change. Crime is not acceptable and senseless attacks on people and retaliation shootings in any area is not right. If you’re gonna live in a dream world and think alki and west Seattle is the only problem area you’re ready to deal with just know that these are wider spread issues that cripple everyone’s safety. It’s 2022 let’s prosper and grow and have a positive outcome within our greater community 

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