WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire at Westwood Village

12:49 AM: Police are investigating a report of gunfire outside the Westwood Village McDonald’s. So far they report finding shell casings and holes in a car. No injuries reported initially, although SFD has since been sent. Officers told dispatch that “McDonald’s staff thinks it happened in the drive-thru line.”

12:55 AM: No victim, SFD has confirmed, so their response is being cancelled. Officers meantime are finding damage to at least one other car as well as possible damage to a building, with a possible witness saying this seemed to involve multiple vehicles and might have happened a bit further west, closer to MOD Pizza. Officers investigating at WWV also have just reported hearing a half-dozen more suspected gunshots in the distance.

17 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire at Westwood Village"

  • Lisa April 7, 2023 (12:53 am)

    They must have driven up from there because I heard at least 4 shots from Delridge & Holden.

    • Shane April 7, 2023 (12:10 pm)

      I thought that was gunfire that woke me up, then I figured I dreamed it.

    • Christina April 8, 2023 (5:01 am)

      I heard six shots from Austin and 16th

  • Buncake April 7, 2023 (12:59 am)

    We heard a bunch of shots going off maybe the echo sounded like there were shots near Roxbury in white center. Not sure if there were more shots fired up the hill past delrige. So random and scary someone might just be shooting anything.. Stay safe.. These things happen too often around here not cool

  • Margaret April 7, 2023 (1:00 am)

    😓Sounds like a big response. Several sirens heard over the last 10 minutes.

  • Christl April 7, 2023 (1:10 am)

    We are hearing gunshots in arbor heights down Marine View drive. 

  • Rhonda April 7, 2023 (1:50 am)

    I was T H I S close to stopping at the WWV McDonalds for a small burger and a Diet Coke on the way home from work just minutes before that happened. I’m glad I decided to head home for a Lean Cuisine, instead.

    • Rick April 7, 2023 (1:39 pm)

      Shoulda had a  regular Coke instead of a diet.

  • Downton Delridge April 7, 2023 (5:22 am)

    I heard five gunshots around 1230a and multiple vehicle activity near the library on delridge and Brandon.

  • WSfam April 7, 2023 (6:40 am)

    I’m near the Westy and believe those shots in the “distance” were close to us. 

  • Alki resident April 7, 2023 (8:11 am)

    This completely confirms my feelings about having McDonalds open 24/7, not a good idea. 

  • Seattlite April 7, 2023 (8:25 am)

    100% unacceptable in what is supposed to be a civilized society.  Policies matter.

  • TM7302 April 7, 2023 (11:13 am)

    I hope that everyone that heard gunfire reported it via 911.  These reports help the police determine where its coming from.  Maybe a acoustic gunshot detection systems would help, however the City Council nixed such a system  in this years budget request from the Mayor…

    • RX April 7, 2023 (8:03 pm)


      “ShotSpotter has admitted it manually alters the computer-calculated
      evidence “on a semiregular basis”, and it has never been independently
      tested, leading to doubts on its accuracy.”
      They were correct to nix that – it doesn’t actually work and is not accountable or scientific.

  • EastCoastCynic April 7, 2023 (12:08 pm)

    I’m a little surprised.  The “social networking” usually occurs around the Mickey D’s much earlier in the evening.  

  • Trritch April 7, 2023 (4:25 pm)

    I heard 4 gun shots then seconds later 4 more near 35th and Dawson at 12:33 am. 

  • Aeo April 7, 2023 (11:00 pm)

    5 shots again just now near chief Sealth 

Sorry, comment time is over.