WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigation

ORIGINAL REPORT, EARLY FRIDAY: Police following up on multiple 911 calls about suspected gunfire have confirmed it. Officers just told dispatch they’ve found “a bunch of casings” at 32nd SW and SW Raymond, plus “bullet damage” at a nearby residence. No word of any injuries, and no description of who was responsible, though the 911 callers were reported to have heard “a vehicle” in the area.

ADDED MONDAY MORNING: A few more details from the SPD incident summary:

At 0011 hours, officers responded to a shots fired call near 32 Ave SW/SW Raymond St. The suspect exited the vehicle and shot at least 29 rounds at a house. The house was struck multiple times, and it was occupied by five children and three adults. Officers arrived and checked on the welfare of the occupants of the house. Officers checked other houses nearby. The occupants didn’t report any injuries.

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

  • Zach Thomas May 10, 2024 (8:36 am)

    This has gone too far. Clearly a targeted shooting. See photo below of damage. Counted 12+ bullet holes.

    • Ferns May 11, 2024 (6:36 am)

      This looks like attempted murder. 

  • HP May 10, 2024 (10:24 am)

    The family living there is a wonderful family. Hard working, law abiding, loving family. There are bad apples in High Point. Not this family. Perfect neighbors

    • CS May 10, 2024 (1:25 pm)

      Couldn’t agree more. Our neighbors are wonderful. We are so glad no one was hurt in this scary and senseless event. 

  • HP Resident May 10, 2024 (12:35 pm)

    This is an amazing neighborhood with great people but this is now the second time in six months this has happened on this street. This needs to never happen again.

  • Cb May 10, 2024 (11:24 pm)

    I live a few doors down and the shootings didn’t happen until the previous family lived there and I know the kid that the person is after, housing should’ve told the family about the previous incident instead of moving them in a few months later 

  • Ex neighbor May 11, 2024 (8:39 am)

    We miss West Seattle, and High Point. But this is why we moved away. Nobody should have to feel fear that a passing car could spray bullets towards them.I really hope things get better.

  • Dog Whisperer May 11, 2024 (9:27 am)

    The lawlessness will continue until public morale improves. 

    • Katherine May 11, 2024 (4:09 pm)

      How can morale improve the way things are now?  Seattle will continue to degrade until crime is not tolerated but has actual consequences, and we have a lot more police on the beat everywhere. I am  5 generations in this neighborhood and have experienced it working correctly, making this a beautiful clean and safe city. Very sad. It’s filthy, way too tolerant, and unsafe. It doesn’t need to be. 

    • Confused May 14, 2024 (10:47 am)

      You mean the morale of the criminals or the law abiding civilians? Potentially loaded statement there.

  • Jen M May 12, 2024 (9:19 am)

    I’m scared police will only do something after someone gets seriously hurt. Everyone has a door camera these days, we must know who this is??

    I love this neighborhood, but waking up to gunfire in the night every couple months has us considering moving. 

  • Sean Adams May 18, 2024 (4:19 pm)

    What nobody is saying is that the firearm used was a Glock pistol with a switch on it which makes it a fully automatic handgun. That is illegal and chargeable in federal district court. Unfortunately the law is such a joke, they aren’t doing enough to get these weapons out of the hands of criminals, if a 13 year old can get hands on hand then why can’t a convicted felon a full-time job? 

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