WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation

Police are in the vicinity of 17th/Henderson, where they’ve confirmed gunfire – two types of shell casings were found. So far it does NOT appear anyone was shot – they’re calling SFD for other medical problems, one described as a “glass shrapnel” cut. A collision was apparently involved in this too. They’re working on a suspect description.

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

  • KayK May 12, 2023 (9:06 pm)

    Sure a lot of sirens down here!

    • WSB May 12, 2023 (9:11 pm)

      Besides the medical response for the glass cut at this, looks like there’s an unrelated medical response a few blocks north. And though many police responses don’t use sirens, this one would have since it involved just-occurred gunshots.

  • Nate May 12, 2023 (9:13 pm)

    Hearing gunshots down the street was not on my to-do list for tonight    

  • Neighbor May 12, 2023 (9:16 pm)

    Neighborhood is getting a little dicy up here the last few years… these shots were heard two blocks away. No gunshots heard in the Chad Anderson homicide on Monday…

  • tania May 12, 2023 (9:19 pm)

    heard the shots, called it in, heard the sirens, checked WSB and of course y’all are already reporting it. THANK YOU for continually being the best hyper-local news source i could ask for!

  • Tim D May 12, 2023 (9:41 pm)

    Just drove by and saw SPD had a guy in cuffs – hope it’s him… getting rough out here 

    • WSB May 12, 2023 (9:56 pm)

      If the guy was wearing red, might be a possible involvee who was suspected of having a gun in his pack. Otherwise they were primarily looking for someone reported to have gotten away in a vehicle.

  • T O May 12, 2023 (10:09 pm)

    Currently a helicopter in the area. Not sure if it’s related, but I wouldn’t be surprised. I also happened to get the gunshots (the sound, at least) on my doorbell camera because I happened to be outside at the right time. Hope everyone is okay! 

    • WSB May 12, 2023 (11:22 pm)

      No, Guardian One wasn’t up so it wasn’t related.

  • Neighbor May 12, 2023 (10:13 pm)

    Any idea why this occurred? 

  • Jay May 12, 2023 (10:41 pm)

    Wife and I are pretty sure we saw the getaway car, a navy Saturn sedan. It came skirtin’ around the corner shortly after the shots. At least three young men in the car. 

    • Bridger May 13, 2023 (12:29 am)

      By any chance was the Saturn a small, 4-door sedan from the mid-90s? If so, did you notice if it had a broken window on the passenger side back door? Or a missing front license plate? Or engine sounds indicating a manual transmission? Or peeling clearcoat? If yes to any of these, could it have been dark green, not navy? 

    • Jon May 13, 2023 (1:55 am)

      Call 9-1-1 and relay that info to them. They aren’t reading WSB, and any immediate information should be reported to 9-1-1, even if you’re not in danger. Likely nothing will come of it, but you have to report everything to at least have accurate crime statistics. Here’s hoping the people of Seattle vote for something different, for once.

      • Kt May 13, 2023 (4:37 am)

        Gun crime is much higher in “red states”.

        • Mike May 13, 2023 (1:58 pm)

          And again, if people would look at the areas even in red states that have the highest gun related crimes, they are almost all cities with Democrat mayors.  You gotta do better with data.  FBI has all the data, enjoy your research.

          • Lagartija Nick May 13, 2023 (5:31 pm)

            Mike, cities don’t exist in a vacuum. It is absolutely true and relevant that gun crimes are higher in red states. Simple math, easier access, permitless carry and more guns overall equals more gun crimes.

          • Burgerman May 13, 2023 (10:11 pm)

            I honestly don’t see how Mike doesn’t realize, or admit, that was L. Nick says is true. Because, thinking critically, there’s no way Mike’s argument holds up in the face of the fact from L. Nick. Plenty of Republicans exist in Democratic- party-governed cities in Conservative States. There just aren’t enough of them to win all the elections. Fair is fair, to be honest. 

          • Byron James May 13, 2023 (5:32 pm)

            You are correct. Kt can’t be bothered to actually look at the data.

  • L.L May 13, 2023 (11:40 am)

    Anybody have ring camera  or camera that lives on 17th n Henderson  pointing towards street from 830 to 9 you will see suspects in tan Camry lookin car 

  • Anony Mouse May 13, 2023 (8:34 pm)

    I heard a gunshot at 5:16p in Ballard, if that is the timeframe indicated.

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