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November 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM
A drive-by shooting occurred in South Seattle this evening, but no one was injured despite a window being shot out in a car occupied by four people, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Police responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of gunfire near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South College Street, according to the department’s online blotter.
Officers found a vehicle, with four males inside, that had been hit by a bullet, with the driver’s side window shot out and another window cracked. The victims told police they had no idea why anyone would open fire on them.
A witness in another vehicle told police the shot might have come from a white van.
September 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM
The Associated Press
YAKIMA — Police say they’re not getting a lot of cooperation from the victims of a shooting outside a hookah lounge — a private smoking club — in Yakima.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the four men and two women were shot early Sunday in the parking lot of Aladdin’s Hookah Lounge. A 31-year-old man was critically wounded, and their other wounds were less serious.
Capt. Rod Light says the shots were fired from the back seat of a car that circled the blocks several times. Light says investigators aren’t getting a lot of cooperation from the victims in identifying suspects.
The owner of the lounge S,onny Salha, says he suspects the problem started elsewhere and followed the victims to the lounge, which is open after bars close.
July 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM
A Port Orchard man was arrested last night following a drive-by shooting in Bremerton, police said.
The victim said he was driving next to the another vehicle on Naval Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when he exchanged words with the occupants of the second vehicle, police said. Someone in the second vehicle fired a gun out of the passenger window and struck the driver’s door of the victim’s vehicle.
The victim, a 31-year-old Bremerton man, was not injured.
Police pulled over the suspect vehicle on Rainier Avenue at 6th Street. As the officer was getting out of his patrol car, a male passenger got out of the front seat of the suspect car. The officer then heard a gunshot come from the suspect vehicle, police said. The passenger dropped to the ground and then immediately got up and took off running, police said.
The driver of the car, a 40-year-old woman, and a second passenger, a 28-year-old man, were taken into custody for questioning.
The fleeing suspect was caught several minutes later after a lengthy chase. Police said he had dropped a gun about 150 feet from the suspect vehicle as he fled from officers.
No officers were injured.
The 29-year-old suspect was booked into Kitsap County Jail for investigation of drive-by shooting, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Bremerton police say the suspect and victim appear to know each other.
July 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM
A 20-year-old woman was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting in Kerry Park early Friday morning.
Police said she does not appear to have life-threatening injuries.
Seattle police are reporting that officers investigating a small fire in the area about 2 a.m. were approached by a woman who told them her friend had just been shot and was being driven to Harborview Medical Center.
Seattle police Spokesman Mark Jamieson said witnesses reported that the victim was standing near a Ford Focus when she was struck by bullets fired from a passing Chrysler 300.
Police located a Ford Focus with recent bullet damage, and other officers found an unoccupied Chrysler 300 in Lake City. The Chrysler was impounded for further investigation.
Jamieson said the investigation is ongoing, but detectives don’t believe the shooting was random.
In an earlier version of this story, it was mistakenly said the incident occurred Thursday evening. It occurred about 2 a.m. Friday.
July 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office has decided to charge Erick N. Walker with second-degree murder, rather than first-degree murder, in the fatal drive-by shooting of Molly Conley. Walker was also charged this afternoon with five counts of second-degree assault and four counts of drive-by shooting.
Prosecutors had earlier said they planned to charge the 27-year-old Boeing employee with first-degree murder, but opted for second-degree murder after a court hearing this afternoon. In ordering Walker to be held in lieu of $5 million bail, Everett District Court Judge Tam T. Bui found probable cause to hold Walker for investigation of second-degree murder. She said she did not find sufficient probable cause to hold him for investigation of first-degree murder.
First-degree murder generally requires prosecutors to prove an element of premeditation or another aggravating factor, said Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Joan Cavagnaro. In Walker’s case, prosecutors had originally said that the murder was committed with “extreme indifference to human life.”
Second-degree, or felony murder, however, only requires prosecutors to prove that a person committed a felony, such as pointing a weapon at someone, and as a result of that felonious act caused the death of another person.
“We agreed with the detectives in the moment, but when we went back to the office, we said, ‘Well, the judge wears the black robe so at this point we will file felony murder,’ ” Cavagnaro said.
She said the investigation is far from over, and that prosecutors could still amend the charge to first-degree murder should the evidence warrant it.
Walker, of Marysville, is suspected of killing 15-year-old Conley. Police and prosecutors say Walker was involved in at least a dozen drive-by shootings the night of June 1, when Conley was killed while walking with friends, according to a probable-cause statement filed in the case. Walker was linked to Conley’s shooting through ballistics and damage sustained by his car in a hit-and-run accident the same night.
The damage on his vehicle was consistent with the accident reported by witnesses, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe said this afternoon that ballistics has matched five of the slugs recovered from the shooting scenes to two firearms owned by Walker.
The Sheriff’s Office says investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the shootings. They still don’t have a motive.
May 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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March 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM
For the second time in a week, someone opened fire this morning on a West Seattle house, police said. No one was injured.
Officers were called to the home in the 2000 block of Southwest Cloverdale Street around 1:30 a.m. and found damage from small-caliber rounds in an outer wall, according to police.
The only two people home at the time of the shooting were two adults, who claimed they have no idea as to why anyone would target the home, police said.
Police said the drive-by shooting was the second at the home in a week.
The department’s gang unit is investigating.
November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM
A 20-year-old gang member was wounded in a shooting outside a Central District home last night, according to Seattle police.
The victim was walking up to a home on 23rd Avenue and East Alder Street around 10:15 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan rolled down the street behind him. Someone in the back seat of the car stuck a gun out of the car’s window and fired at least three shots, striking the victim in the arm, police said.
The car then sped off.
Several witnesses said they had heard the shooting, but refused to provide officers with any other information, police said.
Medics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center. Police say he admitted that he is a member of a Central District gang.
October 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Someone opened fire on a North Seattle home early this morning, but no one was hit.
Police said a woman who lives in the home called 911 shortly after midnight to report hearing 10 to 12 shots coming from a veicle that drove north on Dayton Avenue North at North 103rd Street.
Responding officers found several shell casings outside as well as a couple of bullet holes in the woman’s home.
She told police she didn’t know why her home had been targeted in the drive-by shooting. She said that her son had a problem with a gang member, but that was some time ago.
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.
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