CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Shooting victim found on bridge dies; police confirm he was shot at Delridge gas station

We asked police for followup information today on two incidents we reported last night as possibly linked – gunfire at a Delridge gas station, with blood found around a car, and a shooting victim found after a crash toward the east end of the West Seattle Bridge. Here’s what police have just released:

Around 10:45 p.m., police responded to multiple reports of a shooting in the 5400 block of Delridge Way Southwest. Upon arrival, officers observed evidence of a shooting but did not locate any victims.

Shortly after the shooting, police responded to a collision on the West Seattle Bridge. When officers arrived, they discovered the driver had multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until Seattle Fire Department personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The 26-year-old man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased early Monday morning.

Homicide Detectives are leading the investigation. If anyone has information, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

The shooting happened at the gas station recently rebranded as Shree’s, at 5445 Delridge Way SW; the crash happened at the eastbound bridge’s 4th Avenue exit.

ADDED TUESDAY AFTERNOON: The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the 26-year-old victim as Rayshawn Parker, killed by “multiple gunshot wounds.”

43 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Shooting victim found on bridge dies; police confirm he was shot at Delridge gas station"

  • WSDAD July 24, 2023 (5:58 pm)

    Sad to hear of such a young person dying. Condolences to the family.

  • Del-Res July 24, 2023 (6:04 pm)

    Shree’s is on Detroit Ave, not on Delridge Way.

    • WSB July 24, 2023 (6:59 pm)

      Shree’s now also owns and has rebranded the gas station at 5445 Delridge Way, in addition to the one down off 1st Ave. S.

    • Scubafrog July 24, 2023 (7:47 pm)

      I’m so sad to read this, my heart hurts for the victim, and the family.  My condolences and love to the family and friends of this young man.

  • WS Resident July 24, 2023 (7:08 pm)

    Any indication if the 3 reported shootings are related?

    • ILWS July 24, 2023 (8:35 pm)

      I was going to ask the same, seems all were in the same area. I never drive around that area but yesterday I had to drive in that area; first at 4:30PM and then at 10:40PM, I clearly heard all the shootings and it was very scary. 

  • Ariana July 24, 2023 (7:27 pm)


  • Aaron July 24, 2023 (7:33 pm)

    Any more info about the 2nd patient they were talking about on the scanner last night?

    • WSB July 24, 2023 (7:59 pm)


      • ILWS July 24, 2023 (8:36 pm)

        Is there any indication if all the shootings yesterday are related?

        • WSB July 24, 2023 (8:47 pm)

          Nothing that’s been said publicly, aside from this. The initial description of involved vehicles have been pretty vague, so no assumptions to be made there.

    • abdulmalik jalil July 25, 2023 (11:47 am)

      I have a brand new scanner and we’re having trouble programming it do you know of anyone that can help me program it

  • DBurns July 24, 2023 (8:45 pm)

    Every time I read about a twenty something man involved in a shooting I get a bad feeling. This was another friend of my son’s. A really sweet young man that we have known since childhood. They played basketball together for years. This is a devastating loss; my son has lost a lot of childhood friends and this just has to stop. Prayers for his family and friends, big loss to our community. 

    • HW July 25, 2023 (5:10 pm)

      I am so sorry for your loss, Dburns. I hope your son is doing ok and knows he is supported in his grief.

  • AA_2023 July 24, 2023 (8:54 pm)

    What am I supposed to do with the information I have on this? I was at the scene and no one really talked to me. After help arrived I was told I can leave. Idk if the information I have is helpful but I was the one to call 911. 

    • WSB July 24, 2023 (9:11 pm)

      Hi – you can call the tipline that’s in the story, for starters.

      • AA_2023 July 25, 2023 (1:45 am)

        I have ADHD so I looked over that when I first saw the posting. Called the hotline about a minute later based on the time stamp here and my call log. Also I didn’t see the comment actually posted on this page till now because it originally wasn’t showing up. 

    • Seabug July 25, 2023 (8:42 am)

      This is an indication of how much this city and its police force don’t care. Why would they tell a witness to leave the scene without getting a statement? Pretty clear why. 

      • WSrez July 25, 2023 (1:35 pm)

        My guess is that it wasn’t police that said they could leave, probably medical personnel. Even with the current state of SPD, I’m confident that if someone told a police officer, “hey, i know what happened”, the response would not be, “it’s cool, you can just go home, we don’t need any more information on this”. 

        • AA_2023 July 25, 2023 (7:05 pm)

          I did not know it was a shooting. I was there right after the crash but did not see the crash. All I saw was someone running and they told me to call 911. Thats what I did and then I was there until a little after police arrived. I even waited for the medical professionals to show up. All I’m trying to report is that I saw someone running from the scene and that there were houseless individuals that were watching the whole thing. One ran away and left and the other kept asking questions as I was on the phone with 911 trying to help the man that was dying in front of my eyes. Anyways maybe this information isn’t pertinent but I wanted to share in case someone saw something that I did not see. There were three other witnesses as well because the person who was driving the vehicle rear-ended the car in front of them. They I believe stayed after to give statements. All I was asked is if I saw what happened. As I was in shock and only thought the person had crashed and was not shot I said no I did not see the crash. Now I’ve had time to put the pieces together I now see that I may have information on who was there that left the scene. Personally I had no idea why the person left the scene and I can only make assumptions at this point. I called the tipline but still haven’t gotten a call back and tried to go to the local police station today but the office is closed to the public 🙃 At this point idk what to do but to wait????

          • Anon July 25, 2023 (8:23 pm)

            Do you happen to have a description of the person that fled the scene ? His family currently has no answers as to what happened to him. No leads no nothing. Please any information you have. 

          • AA_2023 July 26, 2023 (5:08 am)

            I know what he looks vaguely because he ran past my car so quickly. I mean the thing is at least 4 other people there saw him running away. The people who got hit by the car saw him so there are three people there, then I saw him myself, and then at least one of the houseless people saw him. I can do my best to help anyway possible. If the family wants to contact me and meet up in person then we can. I caught the man’s name that was shot while the police were trying to keep him calm while help arrived. I believe his name hasn’t been posted anywhere and I have not said his name online. I’d like the family to verify his name and I can meet them or meet them at the police station or somewhere public so that we can speak about what happened. If they didn’t want to do that then I did make a post about my experience though and what I witnessed. It’s toward the middle/end of my video. I also posted in the same video an incident I was near by this past Saturday. My profile is open to the public because the message I have is important. My handle is: finding_our_own_way_tothelight I will preface I’m giving a trigger warning to his family and whoever else needs to hear this. There may be things that I saw that I talk about that his family won’t want to hear. I don’t go into great detail but it’s enough to shake a person.Lastly, I tried going to the west Seattle police station today to give a statement and found that the office is shut down to the public. It’s like anything I’m doing to speak to the police is being blocked. I will try to go to another police station again if need be. I just want his family to get some help regarding this terrible situation. 

          • WSB July 26, 2023 (8:48 am)

            Hi, AA, thanks for doing everything you can to help. First thing – the homicide detectives don’t work from the precincts, so even if the Southwest lobby had been open, you likely would not have been able to speak to anyone working on the case. Second – the victim’s name was released yesterday afternoon and I added it to the story above at that time – TR

          • Anon July 26, 2023 (10:09 am)

            His name has been released now. But I will let the family know. You can email so you can talk to them privately and exchange info to meet at a station or something. 

          • Roxanne July 26, 2023 (2:27 pm)

            Do we have any updates on who and why he was shot? He crashed into my son’s car w my 2 boys and their female friend. They saw someone running, too. They weren’t sure if he was a witness or fled the SUV. They were telling me about a girl (and her job) who was the first responder on the scene. I was on the phone w them. They said she looked traumatized from trying to take care of the young man that hit them.. Was that you? If it was then thank you for stopping.. They had no clue what happened. All they knew was that he crashed into them at an extreme high rate of speed. He came crashing into them a 2nd time on their left but my son hit the gas, and he then crashed into the concrete wall beside them instead…. Hindsight they think he possible fell unconscious from the gunshot wounds and accidentally floored it. That explains everything bc my son said he didn’t even slow down before impact. They knew it had to be serious bc there was so much blood at the scene and the medics couldn’t give any info. The cops didn’t say much except there was a shooting. This whole situation is just tragic! 

          • GoldenLion July 28, 2023 (4:43 pm)

            I witnessed one of the cars fleeing, called 911, and gave a formal report when they called me the next day. I didn’t know there was a crash and someone didn’t make it. What did the cars involved look like? I wonder if it was one of the cars i saw? 

          • Admiraln July 26, 2023 (9:52 am)

            A reminder to the public that you can make reports online…. so please do that now so the information you have is of record.  Also, you can text 911 nowadays.   The old days of having an officer arrive or someone respond to you are not the common scenario anymore. So please use online or texting without waiting for a short staffed police department to contact you.

          • WSB July 26, 2023 (9:56 am)

            You can’t file an online report about being a witness in a homicide case. There are very specific types of cases about which you have to actually speak with an officer. Auto theft, for example.

      • WS lifer July 25, 2023 (2:12 pm)

        @Seabug It’s pretty clear you like to make uneducated assumptions. It’s pretty clear that we need MORE police presence to combat crime here in West Seattle. It’s pretty clear that it is very unfortunate that this man lost his life to gun violence. 

    • Des July 25, 2023 (3:02 pm)

      What happened maybe I can pass it along

  • Beth July 24, 2023 (8:59 pm)


    • James July 26, 2023 (10:33 am)

      Fix root causes. Don’t just throw people in jail. Economic disparity is the problem. Gangs exist because hypercapitalism creates it. 

      • Scubafrog July 26, 2023 (7:48 pm)

        I agree, James.  The more I’m informed of economic disparity, whiteness and incarceration, I’m understanding that I’ve been wrong about so much.  It’s crucial that this country creates an equitable environment financially (and in every facet).  Reparations have to happen in Seattle, and nationally.  And perhaps a universal income for those in poverty.  

  • Og delridge July 24, 2023 (11:29 pm)

    Another shooting right now 5400 block of delridge what is happening!?

  • Pauline July 24, 2023 (11:31 pm)

    There’s more shots tonight :/ 11pm 

  • D-Ridge July 25, 2023 (8:43 am)

    There’s three daycares and a K-8 within a block of this spot, it’s really frightening.

  • Anon July 25, 2023 (11:59 am)

    Seattle has an active gang war , SPD needs to stop hiding this fact from the public. It’s not going to slow down until SPD makes it a priority to stop these gangbangers from killing each other. We are going to see more and more shootings in West/South Seattle.

  • AA_2023 July 26, 2023 (5:15 am)

    I tried editing my comment before it published but I couldn’t in time. To clarify when I was talking about the people who got hit what I was meaning is the car that was rear ended in the collision.

  • James July 26, 2023 (11:00 am)

    Time to vote Harrell out.

  • GoldenLion July 28, 2023 (4:45 pm)

    I witnessed one of the cars fleeing, called 911, and gave a formal report when they called me the next day. I didn’t know there was a crash and someone didn’t make it. I tried to find an article about the crash but no news sites mention it. What did the cars involved look like? I wonder if it was one of the cars i saw?

    • Roxanne July 30, 2023 (1:43 pm)

      Are you talking about the crash on West Seattle bridge or where Rayshawn was shot? The SUV w Rayshawn hit my son’s white subaru at a high rate of speed. Those are the only 2 cars involved. My son drove off to safety at the end of the exit bc the SUV almost hit them a 2nd time. He sped up to avoid being hit again.. They spoke to the police already. They witnessesed a black male w a high top fade haircut (they believe) flee the scene. This guy came from the highway behind them. I’m assuming this is the same person that told the girl that responded to the crash to call 911. They didn’t get a good look at his face and think he was wearing black. Now we’re wondering if he was driving the SUV with Rayshawn that hit my boys

      • AA_2023 August 1, 2023 (8:30 pm)

        Hi Roxanne! Yes I am the person who talked with your son and his friends. I talked with Rayshawns family and they are in need of information on who ran from the scene. Like what they looked like (size and so on). They also let me know it was Rayshawn who was driving. There is an above email that they might want to email to give the information on who they saw running. The person running though was from my understanding in the car as well. Please if they can help his family it would mean a lot. He has his own family (a girlfriend and kids) and other family in need of a solid lead. I gave a description similar to what they saw but I’m wondering if they were able to see more. 

        • Roxanne August 3, 2023 (8:23 pm)

          Thank you so much! I was praying the detectives got ahold of you finally. They thought the guy fleeing was the driver of the SUV. They had no clue there was someone fatally injured and thought the guy running was just fleeing the accident. Why in the world did he leave Rayshawn all alone, makes you wonder if they still feared for their lives ?!? My son’s friend said he was tall & skinny I believe, but none of them got a good look and said they definitely would not be able to pick him out in a lineup.. I sure hope there are some businesses w cameras off that exit bc that’s where he ran. I pray the family gets justice 🙏🏼❤️

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