WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2nd consecutive night of gunfire in 5400 block Delridge Way; hour-plus later, shots on 31st SW

11:29 PM: Police are blocking off the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW after discovering shell casings following 911 calls about gunfire. This is the same area in which a deadly shooting happened last night. Early descriptions of two vehicles possibly involved tonight include one – a white Charger or Chrysler 300 – that police told dispatch sounded similar to one involved last night.

11:53 PM: Officers told dispatch they’re reopening southbound Delridge. No reports of anyone injured, so far.

12:50 AM: Now police are investigating gunfire reported in the 6400 block of 31st SW, where they’ve found casings in an alley – from a handgun, they told dispatch, plus “rifle rounds.”

28 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2nd consecutive night of gunfire in 5400 block Delridge Way; hour-plus later, shots on 31st SW"

  • Ac July 24, 2023 (11:33 pm)

    Just heard it as well :'( 

  • Anonymous Seattle July 24, 2023 (11:36 pm)

    I wish I could move to another planet at this point. It’s mind boggling and terrifying to me how many people shoot at or attack one another. :/ 

  • Laurence July 24, 2023 (11:39 pm)

    So scary! We heard it, like 6-7 gunshots, and car speeding.. Stay safe!

  • Not digging my lease right now July 24, 2023 (11:54 pm)

    Live on this section Delridge and heard what sounded like two different sets of shots, first set sounded just like last night.

  • John July 25, 2023 (12:11 am)

    Once again, as most nights this happens, heard shots down around STEM, and a car speeding northbound on Delridge immediately thereafter. Called it in. Again.

  • Anon July 25, 2023 (12:41 am)

    More shots heard at 12.38am just now in High Point… Sounded like 7-10 shots.:(((

    • WSB July 25, 2023 (12:49 am)

      I’m adding above. Casings found in an alley in the 6400 block of 31st.

  • DelridgeNeighbor July 25, 2023 (6:39 am)

    I live near the STEM school. Definitely heard 6-7 shots tonight. Think the car connected to it hag a loud engine and went up Croft afterwards. Very disturbing to be woken up by this two nights in a row. 

  • eastvashon July 25, 2023 (8:12 am)

    It’s the same rental house across from boren that’s been featured a many times before. 

  • So much gunfire July 25, 2023 (8:26 am)

    Is this gang-related?

  • lk July 25, 2023 (9:00 am)

    Wondering if these are all connected to the “problem house” just short distance from the Delridge 5400 block near 26th and Findlay that was the target of a drive-by a few weeks back. I’ve heard what sounds like semi-automatic fire several nights now in the weeks since that drive-by. Our family has lived in the Greg Davis Park area for 20+ years and this feels like the worst it has been in that time frame. Hearing about the recent death was awful and heart-wrenching but not at all surprising. 

  • Jeepney July 25, 2023 (10:24 am)

    If only the media would reach out to Lisa Herbold for her take…..

    • WS concerned neighbor July 26, 2023 (1:41 am)

      With the frequency of these gun shootings happening in/around Delridge I think we should all contact city councilwoman Herbold to demand more support to investigate & shut down this recurring violence. We make a decent living and shouldn’t have to put up living in risky situations where innocent people can get hurt. I’m tired of the ‘gun shot vs fireworks’ jokes people make and excuses that ‘this is summer in seattle’. We deserve better (safer) living for us & our children 

  • Jay July 25, 2023 (11:04 am)

    So is there any information about what these constant shootings are about? Gang violence? Cartels trying to control parts of the city, those involved in the raid on 21st? Random acts of violence? It feels like there is a huge uptick in violence in the area in the last few months and there’s no information about what the cause is. It can’t be robbery or typical crime because it seems like multiple groups of people shooting each other on sight rather than focused on a specific location.

  • Jeepney July 25, 2023 (11:49 am)

    Since the city is considering installing cameras to deter illegal street racing, can they also install cameras to deter gun violence?

    • WS concerned neighbor July 26, 2023 (1:48 am)

      Great idea re more surveillance cameras. I think we also need more police staffing so they can investigate these recurring incidents to identify the suspects, and policy reform to catch & keep these criminals off the street 

    • WS concerned neighbor July 26, 2023 (1:48 am)

      Great idea. I think we also need more police staffing to identify the suspects, and policy reform to catch & keep these criminals off the street 

  • Neighbor July 25, 2023 (1:22 pm)

    Through my open window I heard a car on Findlay, roaring eastward up the hill toward Delridge, shortly before the gunshots. It was late and quiet out so I’m fairly certain that was the shooters’ car. It’s hard to say exactly where they came from but if that’s the path they approached from, they were down on 26th near the “problem house” others have mentioned, that was targeted in a drive-by a few weeks ago. I didn’t see the vehicle but the “white Charger or Chrysler 300” description sounds like the same car that shot at the house on the corner of Delridge and Juneau around that same time. I don’t know what’s behind all this, if this is some sort of gang turf war or something, but the frequency at which these two houses in particular are implicated in the violence is extremely concerning. Especially because I live right between them.

  • Millie July 25, 2023 (2:49 pm)

    A speeding car passed me on the Delridge south   of the location  noted above using the northbound lanes.  Definitely exceeding the speed limit and putting not only myself, two other vehicles, and a METRO bus in a dangerous situation..  It looked like a late model, possibly green, SUV.

  • Neighbor July 25, 2023 (2:49 pm)

    What options do we have as residents of the area to request a follow up to the uptick in gun violence? Recently moved to west seattle and surprised by how much violence there is.

    • WS concerned neighbor July 26, 2023 (1:51 am)

      Same – let’s all get involved in neighborhood watch and speak up as a team to ask our city for more help so we can prevent more violence 

  • dzag July 25, 2023 (4:32 pm)

    As a community we must support and hire additional law enforcement and provide consequences for this behavior 

  • Susan July 25, 2023 (7:45 pm)

    There have  been so many shootings recently in this neighborhood, the beloved blog can’t keep up….in addition to these and all reported in last few days, 29 casings were recovered last Thurs evening, just north of the ” problem house” on 26th…a child was on a trampoline, just 10 ft away from this barrage of bullets…and the landlord of this property refuses to address the issue, instead trying to extort money from neighbors to “help” tenants move…he is scared, I believe. We have suffered murder, rape, a swat team and all these shootings,  within a few blocks of really lovely neighbors, for over 2 years. We need help. SPD and the city attorney need to please step up and take some action on that house, declare it a nuisance, and compell the landlord to evict, before some innocent neighbor,  is shot dead.

    • WSB July 25, 2023 (8:53 pm)

      I’m sorry – we try like hell not to miss anything – but if no one is injured (and I’m glad no one was), there’s no failsafe (large SFD response that turns up in a couple places such as RT 911) and we might indeed once in a while miss something. The Frank sector Tweets by Beat have been down for weeks and while SPD’s media office is supposed to release summaries of all confirmed gunfire, I just looked back and that wasn’t on last Thursday’s list. That night I was at the Alki Community Council so not glued to the emergency frequencies as usual until post-meeting – TR

      • Susan July 26, 2023 (6:27 pm)

        I want to clarify my post was not blaming you, the proprietors of the beloved blog…we do truly appreciate and love all you do to report the happenings on the peninsula! My point is there have been so many shootings of late, no one can keep up…we should have tipped you about it. I can assure you it happened. Thank you!

  • 1994 July 25, 2023 (8:38 pm)

    The use of guns and shootings is outrageous. Everyone should be alarmed ! We are living in a terror zone with a few idiots firing guns daily. This is a  sad state of the community to hear daily reports of guns being fired all over the area, and multiple instances per day at that.  

    • WS concerned neighbor July 26, 2023 (1:55 am)

      Agreed! Enough is enough. It’s only a matter of when, not if, innocent neighbors will get shot. This needs to stop. Perhaps we come together to petition more help, at the very least, get rid of the ‘problem house’ being a problem spot 

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