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July 11, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Police confiscate ammunition, firearms and cash in New Holly

Seattle police searched a house in the New Holly neighborhood early this morning in a case one neighbor says is connected to recent shootings in South Seattle.

Police said they confiscated 10 firearms, 500 rounds of ammunition and $5,000 cash while serving a warrant in the 6500 block of 29th Avenue South at 5:30 a.m. Police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said there were no arrests.

“This is part of an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Seattle police gang unit,” Whitcomb said.

In an email, neighborhood activist Pat Murakami said she understands from precinct officers that the warrant was served because “SPD believes this group is responsible for most of the problems we’ve had in the southend and all of the shootings that occurred in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South.”

Murakami, who works closely with the department’s South Precinct in her role as president of the Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council, said “this is incredibly good news for our community.”

Whitcomb declined to comment on Murakami’s email.

“We wanted to convey the seizure to the community largely, in part, because of the concerns surrounding gun violence in our neighborhoods. We remind people that we are committed to making our streets safer and are working round the clock to that effort.”

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