Topic: Central Area
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August 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM
Seattle police are investigating a shooting this morning near 27th Avenue South and East Yesler Way.
Police said a man was shot in the leg. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center about 7 a.m.
No suspect is in custody. Further details to follow.
May 9, 2013 at 8:44 AM
The city of Seattle is taking public comments on plans to rename a seven-block portion of 19th Avenue in honor of Rev. Samuel McKinney, the local civil-rights leader who for 40 years served as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Central Area.
Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Tom Rasmussen will host the first of two public meetings at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion, 1634 19th Ave. (At the corner of 19th Avenue and East Madison Street.)
The portion of the 19th Avenue targeted for renaming runs between East Union and East Republican streets.
McKinney and his wife, the late Louise McKinney, arrived in Seattle in 1958 to lead the congregation at Mount Zion, which under their leadership grew to 2,500 members. In 1961, McKinney persuaded his college classmate and friend, Martin Luther King Jr., to visit Seattle for a speaking engagement; it would be the civil-rights leader’s one and only visit to the city.
During the 1960s, McKinney marched in the streets of Seattle and, along with other leaders, pushed for equal job, housing, and educational opportunities for the underprivileged. He was arrested for protesting apartheid in front of the South African consul’s house.
McKinney served on the board of the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Washington Mutual Savings Bank.
Harrell said McKinney has been “the conscience of our city and has made a lasting mark on race and social-justice issues.”
Rasmussen said Seattle should honor McKinney, adding “he is a man of many achievements … I hope to see his legacy live on through the years.”
February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM
A man walking in Seattle’s Central Area early Sunday was knocked to the ground by two men, one with a shotgun, police said. The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. near the 2200 block of East Olive Street.
Police said the man told them that the two men stood over him, first pointing the shotgun at his face then striking him with the weapon. They took his cell phone and wallet, and left him with lacerations that required stitches on the back of his head and under his left eye.
A police dog attempted to track the suspects, who were described as in their 20s, but they were not apprehended.
September 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM
A house in Seattle’s Central Area was riddled with bullets early this morning, one of two incidents of gunfire in the area overnight, according to Seattle police.
No one was injured and no one was arrested in any of the incidents.
About 3 a.m. today, officers were called to a home in the 700 block of 20th Avenue by people who heard gun shots in a possible drive-by shooting.
Officers found at least 15 bullet holes in the front of the house and one bullet hole in a side window. Inside the house, officers recovered five slugs. A fragmented slug was found in the house next door.
When police spoke with the occupants of the house riddled with gunshots, they claimed they did not see or hear anything except the gunfire.
Across the street, officers found twenty-four 9mm spent shell casings. No arrests have been made.
In a separate incident about 7:30 last night, officers were sent to 26th Avenue and East Spring Street where they found several spent shell casings on the north side of the intersection. A man there told them he had heard six to eight gunshots then saw a young man dressed in a black sweatshirt and dark pants running east on East Spring Street. Police searched the area, but no gunman was found.
Then about 10 p.m., officers were called to a parking lot in the 2800 block of East Cherry Street where they met a woman who said that she was about to go to a nearby apartment building with her infant daughter when she heard gunfire. She looked up and saw a man firing in her direction. She said she honked her horn and yelled to attract attention and the gunman then took off. Neither the woman nor her baby was hurt. A car near the woman’s car was hit by two bullets, however. Police searched for the gunman, but couldn’t find him.
September 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Seattle police are trying to determine if a man who turned up with a gunshot wound at Harborview Medical Center late last night is connected to gunfire heard earlier in Seattle’s Central Area.
At about 11:15 p.m., police responded to a number of reports of gunshots in the 1800 block of East Howell Street where a large number of people had gathered. Officers began looking for shooting victims, but found none. They did find a car that had been shot up, though, police said.
Meanwhile, a man showed up at Harborview to be treated for a gunshot wound.
Neither the man, who wasn’t seriously injured, nor people who may have witnessed the gunfire, would say more than they had heard shots.
When the man who’d been shot was released by the hospital, police arrested him on several outstanding felony warrants. He was taken to the King County Jail.
December 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Seattle police say that employees at a mini market and a fast food restaurant were robbed last night just before midnight.
An employee of a mini market in the Central Area called 911 around 11:40 p.m. to report that he was confronted by three men when he walked out of a restroom. One of the men pointed a gun at the employee and demanded cash. The employee was told to lie down and one of the three men took his wallet.
Meanwhile, the other two were unsuccessful in opening the cash register, so they took the whole thing and took off from the store in the 1900 block of South Jackson street, running south on 20th Avenue South.
The suspects are described as black men, between the ages of 20 and 24 and between 5-feet 7 -inches and 6-feet in height. Two were described as being “skinny” and dressed in a black ski masks, black jackets and black pants. The third man was dressed in a green ski mask, white hooded sweatshirt, black pants and carried a silver semi-automatic handgun.
Patrol officers were called to a fast food restaurant in the 2400 block of 4th Avenue South around 11:58 p.m. for a report of another robbery.
A woman working at a restaurant in the SoDo neighborhood told officers that a man came in as she was closing and demanded cash. She said that the man implied he had a gun and was apologetic about the robbery, according to Seattle police. She said that after the robbery the man told her that he was not armed.
The man is described as a white male, in his 40′s, 6-feet tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hat, dark blue windbreaker and dirty blue jeans.
November 6, 2011 at 11:21 AM
A business in the 2500 block of South Jackson Street was robbed by four males, one armed with a chrome-colored revolver, at about 6 p.m. Saturday, police said.
The suspects, whose faces were covered, left with the contents of a safe and a locked box and ran southbound on 25th Avenue South, according to police.
A witness told police the suspects drove off in a gray Nissan Maxima.
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