WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation in High Point

10:15 PM: Police are investigating gunfire in High Point. Nobody is reported to have been hurt, so far, but they’re searching for someone. One texter says they’re in the 29th/Morgan vicinity; we’d had other reports from where the gunfire was heard. It is reported to have happened around 9:50 pm. No word of any witness description so far.

10:21 PM: Officers have told dispatch that a home in the 2800 block of SW Morgan “was hit.”

20 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation in High Point"

  • Midi November 5, 2022 (10:19 pm)

    Just saw several police cars with lights race by, now I know why. Be safe out there…..

  • Daniel November 5, 2022 (10:52 pm)

    We witnessed gunfire in White Center around 6pm and now I’m reading about shots heard in Puget Ridge as well. Are any of these connected or was it just a violent evening? 

    • WSB November 5, 2022 (11:57 pm)

      No way to know. This is the only confirmed gunfire situation I’ve heard about and that people texted us about.

  • David November 5, 2022 (10:58 pm)

    We were just there (two blocks away) a few minutes before and a silver sedan with blacked out windows drove past us at an uncomfortably slow speed.

    • Sam November 6, 2022 (8:07 am)

      David this is the same description I gave the police about 2 weeks back when gunshots were fired at the front of my house on Sylvan way. 5 bullet casings were recovered by police on the road as they closed the road to investigate. Vehicle was grey with black tinted windows. Vehicle was low to the ground. Very quietly drove by my house after they used the gun. Went up the road and turned around and passed my house again. Both times drove very slowly. Only car on the street during this time. I could not see anyone inside as windows were so dark. Possibly the same vehicle/person. 

    • WW Resident November 6, 2022 (8:14 am)

      Funny, the other day a silver sedan (older Lexus) with blacked out windows and a smoked covered license plate (which made it very difficult to get the number) was driving very slowly through the Westwood neighborhood. It parked by the old Lucky 7 and then it saw me again as I followed it and then it pulled away and slowly went down the alley behind the library. Very suspect

    • Brian November 6, 2022 (9:33 am)

      I love that there’s nothing anyone can do that isn’t suspicious to some folks. Driving too fast? Obviously a criminal. Too slow? Also definitely a criminal. 

      • WestSeattleBadTakes November 6, 2022 (10:00 am)

        That is funny. I had a friend recently say going the speed limit is suspicious, so there is really nothing you can do.

      • David November 6, 2022 (12:23 pm)

         @Brian, If you had been there, you may well have thought not been so quick to comment on this topic in the way that you have. The slow moving vehicle slowed further when they saw us on the sidewalk. This seemed courteous in the moment since we were about to enter our vehicle, but as they drew level with our car, they slowed down even further, not quite stopping, but also not moving along either; not boxing us in, but clearly watching us on a wide empty street. The windows were rolls up, but this car brought a strong marijuana smell as it slowly passed.It seemed reasonable to mention this grey sedan (the only other vehicle on the road apart from us moments later) since they then turned left on the road that goes directly to the 2800 block of SW Morgan a few minutes before the shooting. At the very least it seems whoever they were would be a persons of interest who may have seen something. They were going slow afterall.

  • WSRes November 5, 2022 (11:17 pm)

    Any updates?

    • WSB November 5, 2022 (11:59 pm)

      What’s above is the last I heard. Officers told dispatch they were not getting much info from “uncooperative victims” and they called off a callout for K-9 because there was too much foot traffic in the area to get a helpful track.

      • Gary November 6, 2022 (12:12 am)

        3 houses were hit and multiple cars.   very scary night as it was about 100 ft from. our house.

  • KT November 6, 2022 (1:01 am)

    No canine, no heavy foot traffic, bullet found, but not in a person so not investigative, 3 homes with bullet holes, 2 cars with bullet holes. One home, shot hit downstairs bathroom, 2 shots hit neighbors garage, 1 shot hit neighbor’s house who hasn’t answered his door, etc.Unless you die, the police have nowhere to go. No money, no jurisdiction. Sounds so distant, doesn’t it? Makes perfect sense. Until it’s your home, your children, your life. 

    • Brian November 6, 2022 (9:36 am)

      I have it on good authority (re: the published city, county, and state budgets) that the police have all the money that they could ever need. 

      • Lol November 6, 2022 (2:15 pm)

        Well you sure sound like an expert! Tell us more!

        • Neighbor November 6, 2022 (11:00 pm)

          If your mind is already made the facts will just confuse you.

      • alki_2008 November 6, 2022 (5:57 pm)

        Having money to pay for staff isn’t the same as having staff. You can budget as much as you want for employees, but that doesn’t mean employees will magically appear.

      • Loewes November 7, 2022 (3:10 am)

        Go ahead and tell us then low, how this is possible?  

  • Katrina November 6, 2022 (9:11 am)

    This wasn’t just Highpoint. We heard a few shots up the hill, then 3 more down near us (26th and Brandon). Officers found casings from 2 different calibers on 26th north of Brandon. Somehow all of that was missed by the WS Blog. 

  • KRS November 7, 2022 (7:26 am)

    I have seen that car many times while walking my dog during the day and late afternoon driving around highpoint. Silver sedan low to ground and completely blacked out windows. Will go super slow the at some points race off! Gut feelings are bad

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