WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Woman shot while sleeping

2:57 AM: Police and fire are arriving at a reported shooting scene in the 9400 block of 27th SW. A woman is reported to have been shot in the leg.

3:04 AM: The victim is reported to be in her 30s or 40s with a “gunshot wound to each leg.” No information over the air yet about the circumstances of the shooting or suspect(s) description.

3:20 AM: No one is reported to be in custody. We listened back to the first few minutes of dispatch audio (from approximately 2:45 am); the dispatcher told police that callers reported five to 15 shots, and “three unknown-race males in black clothing and black hoods … running westbound.” The dispatcher told officers that the victim was inside a residence but the shots “came from outside.”

8:18 AM: SFD tells us the victim is 21 and that she was in stable condition when taken to Harborview.

1 PM: We asked SPD for followup information; here’s what they’ve posted to SPD Blotter:

A woman was injured and her child nearly struck, when bullets pierced their bedroom wall Wednesday morning in West Seattle.

At approximately 2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 9400 block of 27th Avenue Southwest to a report of a female shot. Officers arrived and located a female victim who had been shot twice in the legs. Officers provided medical aid until the Seattle Fire Department arrived and transported her to HMC in stable condition.

Officers learned the female victim and her child were sleeping in the same bed when gunfire rang out from a nearby courtyard. The toddler was unharmed. Officers located dozens of casings and recovered several spent bullets.

Gun Violence Reduction Unit detectives responded to the scene and will be leading the investigation. The exact circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation. If anyone has information, please call the SPD Violent Crime Tip Line at (206) 233-5000, or Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers never asks for your name, and you can remain anonymous.

44 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Woman shot while sleeping"

  • Karen J May 22, 2024 (3:02 am)

    I heard the shots ( woke me up) a rapid succession of multiple shots. And then all the sirens. Hope everyone is ok. 

    • Wsresident May 22, 2024 (7:15 am)

      Clearly everyone isn’t ok. 

      • R May 22, 2024 (8:02 am)

        Homie, the comment was posted before any injury was confirmed. Get a life instead of attacking your neighbors on the internet. Jesus.

        • whataboutthecreedence May 22, 2024 (9:19 am)

          Sheesh man, what exactly is your comment doing then?

          • Pelicans May 22, 2024 (7:41 pm)

            Reply to Whataboutthecreedence at 9:19 am:  Poster R was calling out a commenter who didn’t read the timeline before calling out another commenter who was showing concern and empathy.
            . Duh.  Please read before you launch.

  • Colleen May 22, 2024 (3:43 am)

    I live by Roxbury Safeway and this woke me up. Hope all is okay 

  • Marcus May 22, 2024 (5:24 am)

    A few years ago a gun firing in the air was rare, then we have people shooting at each other on the street, and now we have graduated to firing guns aiming low into structures ie homes and people are getting shot in the legs. Wow!  So sorry about the adult but what about children.  Got to stop.

    • whataboutthecreedence May 22, 2024 (9:21 am)

      We don’t punish criminals for committing crimes yet we expect them to just behave because reasons? It’s madness.

    • MrWest May 22, 2024 (10:59 am)

      Shootings in west seattle have never been “rare” what rock do you live under lol 

    • Alki resident May 22, 2024 (12:53 pm)

      People have been shooting into houses as early as the late 80’s early 90’s. I remember an incident one 4th of July where a van shot up a house on 34th , between Trenton and Barton with an AK. It took awhile for police to show up since they were all monitoring Alki crowd, but they were bumper to bumper on that block before you know it. It was nuts. 

  • Marcus May 22, 2024 (11:18 am)

    You know having more police patrolling at night would deter such behavior.  I know some will say a policeman in every corner will not deter yet I need to seriously disagree.  More police does not mean a totalitarian society. It merely means that proper over site on police behavior needs to be consistent and according to the law.  The alternative is what we are witnessing.  Waiting for these criminals to suddenly change and become stalwart law abiding citizens on their own is just not going to happen.  Being a defeatist saying it is too difficult or expensive to build a proper police force is just too ludicrous. I want to live in a society where people do not illegally shoot guns, smash and grab, loot stores and drive irresponsibly.  

    • Anne May 22, 2024 (12:59 pm)

      Might help – but we first need to hire more officers- that takes time.

    • Scarlett May 22, 2024 (1:16 pm)

      The result is the society that we all had a part in creating, “decent” and “upstanding” people who greedily reap the finacial rewards from the same system that they’re decrying.  That’s Homo Sapien in a nutshell. 

    • Jason May 22, 2024 (1:50 pm)

      More cops never deterred, it just pushed the crime somewhere else even if it does. Why do people suggest this? Cops even sometimes provoke. Police are all over the CD every night for 30 years and gang violence still happens. It’s a structural society issue. Can’t correct without making crime less appealing. Make high wages and free healthcare and UBIs a thing. Then you will see less crime. 

      • Jeromium May 24, 2024 (7:39 am)


    • k May 22, 2024 (4:11 pm)

      Ask the folks at the Delridge Home Depot how much of a deterrence it is having an entire precinct of cops 100 yards away from their store.  Nobody committing the crimes thinks they’re going to get caught, and based on the number of times I’ve seen people selling stolen goods or drugs a few feet away from patrolling cops downtown who are too busy chatting with their buddies to notice, I’m going to say the criminals aren’t going to become any more convinced they’ll get in trouble just because a cop is nearby.

      • Son works at Home Depot May 22, 2024 (7:54 pm)

        The Delridge Home Depot has never had an armed robbery, a smash-and-grab, an employee assaulted by a customer, or a customer robbed in their parking lot, k. EVERY other Home Depot in the region has had the above, many on several occasions. The Southwest Precinct is a huge deterrent to major crimes there. Shoplifting isn’t something Home Depot calls police for unless it’s grand larceny-level.

        • KD May 22, 2024 (9:40 pm)

          Didn’t the Home Depot parking lot have a customer who was inside the store come out and their vehicle had been stolen? I’m sure that was in the past half year or so. 

    • Tired WS Mom May 23, 2024 (11:08 pm)

      It’s not the police! Blame the judges!!!

  • HS May 22, 2024 (11:34 am)

    O M G!

  • Whisky Woods May 22, 2024 (12:11 pm)

    I’m tired of this lawless society this state has turned into. We should vote for more taxes and have Bobby create some new law.. It’s illegal to shoot someone while sleeping.

    Glade she wasn’t hurt too seriously.

  • Curtis May 22, 2024 (1:04 pm)

    I heard this last night too, enough shots to wake me up. The last big shooting next to Burger Boss with the AK-47  had 7 people detained then all let go with no charges filed.  That certainly isn’t a deterrence.

    • Jason May 22, 2024 (1:53 pm)

      Curtis, please stop spreading fake news. “SPD tells us: “Several individuals were detained at different times/locations; all were interviewed and released. No suspects in custody currently.” So, no arrests. Also: “One of the involved parties sustained a minor injury, was treated by SFD, but the cause is not confirmed.”” Quite different from the spin you made.

      • K May 23, 2024 (7:36 am)

        I read both of your posts and they sound like they’re telling the same story as each other, and the same story I read on the Blog.  No one’s spinning anything.  Curtis said the same thing as you.

  • KT May 22, 2024 (2:56 pm)

    I hope this lady recovers from her injuries and she and her child have resources to get past the mental trauma this no doubt caused.  In a country with easy access to guns, this will continue to happen.  Sadly every day is a chance to get injured in this country 

    • walkerws May 22, 2024 (3:53 pm)

      Every day living in America is a reminder that we need to repeal and replace the second amendment.

      • OneTimeCharley May 22, 2024 (6:50 pm)

        Or simply meet a requirement that is already written into the 2nd Amendment…..”well-regulated militia”. Clowns walking around with gangster fantasies or wild west fantasies; both are equally dangerous. Make them form, then join, a well-regulated militia in order to play out these games with guns. Most will not commit to anything that requires following rules; commit to anything other than opening the next bag of Doritos really.

        • CAM May 22, 2024 (8:44 pm)

          You know what this country doesn’t need any more of? Militias. We could do to get rid of the ones we already have. Thanks. 

          • OneTimeCharley May 22, 2024 (10:31 pm)

            You left out the “well-regulated” part.

      • Chuck Jacobs May 22, 2024 (7:03 pm)

        If you believe that repealing the Second Ammendment will solve gun crime, I encourage you to spend your time and earnings pursuing that goal. Be aware that civilian disarmament will result in only police and criminals possessing firearms. They’ve accomplished this in England and now they’re trying to ban knives.

      • Pelicans May 22, 2024 (8:40 pm)

        Reply to walkerws at 5/22 3:15 p.m.  Please focus on Alki Ave/Beach Drive controversy.  Stay in your well-established (lane.)  Your comment above advocates abolishing an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Trump is all for that too, you know.  Just not the 2nd.

  • Shanti May 22, 2024 (3:13 pm)

    Things are really getting concerning around here. This morning I went for a walk and as I approached the Junction, a seriously disturbed woman quickly came up behind me and screamed at me, “You just gave yourself AIDS!” I’ve been in the neighborhood for 8 years but I really don’t know if it’s worth it to be here anymore. I understand there are issues everywhere, but this is getting to be too much.Between the unchecked mental illness on our streets, the home invasion, the drive by shootings and crime. I just don’t feel that safe here anymore.

    • JDB May 23, 2024 (10:33 am)

      Go ahead and move then, Shanti. Let me know which major city you find that has less of any of the things you mentioned above. I have lived and worked here for over 25 years, and there has always been fluctuating levels of crime, drug use, homelessness, etc., so I’m not sure why people think it is a new thing to Seattle.

      You all should check out conservativemove.com! They help people flee scary cities like Seattle, Portland, and LA, for safe refuge in Boise, ID.

      • Byron James May 23, 2024 (2:53 pm)

        In the 60’s, conservatives always told the counterculture folks to “love it or leave”. Now the progressive left says the same thing to anyone that has any issues with living in a city like Seattle.

      • thanks May 23, 2024 (4:16 pm)

        thanks JDB, that’s a pretty cool website – bookmarked for when my kiddos graduate HS and we can move somewhere sane.

        • JDB May 24, 2024 (11:46 am)

          Thanks, it must not be that bad if you’re still willing to finish raising your kids here lol

  • Whisky Woods May 22, 2024 (4:46 pm)

    Video of the shooting is on Komo news, this wasn’t a random shooting… 50-60 shots fired the the apt. 

  • waikikigirl May 22, 2024 (5:11 pm)

    OMG did you all see the video from this on KOMO?!  This didn’t look random to me. 

  • Rhonda May 22, 2024 (9:11 pm)

    This was VERY clearly a planned assassination attempt by multiple assailants. This is something very different than the typical impulsive drive-by shooting or escalated fight. This appears to be highly-organized, coordinated gang activity on a level that usually exists in third world narco-nations.

    • Tony May 23, 2024 (8:11 am)

      OR in a passive society with no repercussions of wrongdoing. More taxes and sending counselors to crime scenes will slow things down 100%.

  • McGruff May 23, 2024 (8:22 am)

    We have the surveillance technology to track and apprehend violent criminals. 

  • Insertname May 23, 2024 (10:51 am)

    I just watched the footage of this. They almost looked professional until they started shooting. I’m sure when they’re apprehended they’ll all be teens. This was definitely targeted. Luckily the child wasn’t hurt and the mom only suffered leg wounds. It’s amazing it wasn’t worse. Scary stuff.

    • Oerthehillz May 23, 2024 (11:43 am)

      I thought the same when I saw the footage. Young punks. So very sad the lack of care of others lives, or their own for that matter.

    • River May 23, 2024 (12:49 pm)

      The idiots almost shot each other.  They had coordinated outfits, but that’s about it in terms of expertise.  Sad state of affairs in Seattle these days.

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