WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation

8:54 AM: Police confirm this morning that casings were found after a report of gunfire Tuesday evening in Admiral. They say officers responded after a call around 6:30 pm that people in two vehicles were shooting at each other near 39th SW and SW Lander. SPD spokesperson Det. Judinna Gulpan says they found witnesses who saw and heard the shooting and described one vehicle as a white sedan, the other as a white SUV. She says the casings were found “south of the intersection.” No injuries were reported and no property damage was found at the time. If you have any information, the incident number is 23-111868.

9:12 AM: Det. Gulpan adds, “One of the vehicles may be a white BMW with a black hood leaving the area southbound on 39 Avenue SW and the other vehicle a white Chevy Blazer leaving northbound on 39th Avenue SW.”

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation"

  • Reported April 26, 2023 (9:09 am)

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Escalade and white F-250

    https://westseattleblog.com/2023/04/west-seattle-crime-watch-stolen-white-escaladeI bet they are using these stolen vehicles as reported!!

    • WSB April 26, 2023 (9:10 am)

      Nope, different models of cars – I just got an addendum from Det. Gulpan and am adding.

    • Dustin April 26, 2023 (1:01 pm)

      Nope. These vehicles were not involved. So you would have lost your bet. In the pictures captured by neighbors, one was a white sedan (reported with black front hood) and the other a white SUV with a broken from bumper.SPD was quick on the scene collecting evidence and talking to neighbors. 

  • Big Bling April 26, 2023 (9:43 am)

    GUNS are the problem. GUNS are the issue. GUNS are everywhere.  People would stop shooting of they didn’t have a gun.  If they had some other form a battle armament, they wouldn’t even get out of their car.  NRA: “People are lazy.  Let’s get them the easy way to kill people by arming them with GUNS”. JFC stop the insanity. It’s creeping closer to all of us. 

    • Todd Anderson April 26, 2023 (11:30 am)


      • WSDUDEMAN April 26, 2023 (3:55 pm)

        Why aren’t we increasing penalties for using a firearm in such a manner or for illegal possession of a firearm? The lack of deterrence plays a role too. We had a felon passed out in his car on drugs, found with an illegal firearm on his person near our house. Dude got a slap on the wrist. Let out on $1000 bail. $100 and he walked.We should have lengthy mandatory sentencing for gun infractions, not a little slap on the wrist. More stick. Less carrot.

  • Lucy April 26, 2023 (10:03 am)

    Yikes! I was leaving Mass at Holy Rosary around 640 and drove past this area.  I didn’t see or hear anything, but I probably only missed trouble by a few minutes.   It’s sad our little island is getting so very dangerous.

  • Carson April 26, 2023 (11:04 am)

    I live right there. Not only did I not hear anything I never saw any police presence at all. I asked my neighbor, he wondered if the location was correct. 

  • Rose April 26, 2023 (11:38 am)

    The location is correct, I was there. I was online teaching class at the time and the gunshots scared my cats as well as myself. The three shots can be clearly heard on the class replay.

    • Carson April 26, 2023 (1:24 pm)

      I was out at noon and spoke to 2 neighbors across the street from you Rose. I was almost surprised that they confirmed it. I wondered why they didn’t knock on doors for security cameras but one guy said they did closer to the scene. 

      • Rose April 26, 2023 (1:54 pm)

        From what I was told by neighbors after I finished teaching, police did canvas the street for witnesses. It is my understanding that one of our police neighbors called it in. She was out walking her dog at the time it happened. Scary. Glad that no one was hurt.

      • Jackson K April 26, 2023 (4:39 pm)

        The officers absolutely came around and knocked on doors for security camera footage. There were 6 officers on the scene within minutes and I was impressed with how they handled the situation. There are now quality pictures that have been sent to SPD with clear images of the cars and drivers. 

  • Bmc April 26, 2023 (4:40 pm)

    A neighbor on the same block as Rose confirmed that SPD did knock on their door asking for camera footage.

  • Snack April 26, 2023 (6:50 pm)

    My wife and were walking North on 39th Ave SW , 1/2 block North  from Lander ,  when we both heard 3 shots. As we turned around , looking south,  we saw a white car turn right on to North bound  39th Ave SW , it sped past us very fast, maybe 35 or 40 MPH,  It then turned East  onto  Admiral Way.I called 911 and reported what we heard and saw. 5 minutes later 2 cop cars , sirens and lights flashing went to the shots fired location.At the time of the of the shots there were a least 2 people right at that intersection, one was a runner and the other a walker.  I imagine they were pretty freaked out and feeling lucky they weren’t  struck  in the line of fire.A NW Native, grew up in Tacoma, I am beginning to loath living in Seattle, having lived here since 1980.  This is not the city I grew to love.Shootings every night in any neighborhood,  ugly graffiti everywhere, the drug  use explosion and increasing OD deaths, armed robberies everywhere, the disregard for life,   ever increasing property taxes , all overseen by  an  ineffectual local government.   

    • S. April 27, 2023 (11:11 pm)

      Hi, I was the walker who was on 39th north of Lander. I called 911 tonight after seeing this post. The police plan to interview me on Sunday. I saw the white car and driver pretty well. I was having a conversation with my friend on the phone when I heard the 3 gunshots. 

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