Police responded to reports of gun shots in three locations around the Central District early Saturday morning.
Madronamom posted to CDNews Saturday saying she heard shots, and many commenters responded saying they also heard shots. According to police, there were several different incidents that are likely related, though the connection is not certain.
2:35 a.m. — Threat with gun near 22nd and Cherry
A man called police to report a group of juveniles wearing Houston Astros jerseys walking down 22nd with handguns. The caller told police he was talking with a neighbor across the street when the group walked by and started yelling “74 Hoover” at him and ask if he had “a beef.”
The man denied having any gang affiliations and said he has only lived at the residence for two months.
3:19 a.m. — Shots fired near 32nd and Terrace
Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area, but did not find any suspects or signs of the incident.
3:52 a.m. — Drive-by aimed at house near 25th and Spring
Police responded to a house that was the target of a drive-by. The woman living in the house said she and four of her friends were playing dominoes in the living room when the shots rang out.
Police found a bullet hole in the 2nd floor window and one in a first floor window. The resident told police one of the bullet holes was new, but the other was from a previous incident.
She told police she did not know why her house was targeted. However, officers noted in the report that a known gang member lives in the residence, but was not home.
A witness told police a red four-door sedan fled the scene after the shooting
4:23 a.m. — Shots fired at 18th and Howell
Shots were reported in the area, and a caller told police a red or maroon 2007 Chrysler 300 fled the scene. It is unclear if this is the same red vehicle from the 25th and Spring shooting, police say.
Town Hall hosts community conversation about gun violence Monday
First Hill’s Town Hall Seattle, sited adjacent to the parking lot where Gloria Leonidas was killed following the Cafe Racer shootings, is hosting a community conversation about gun violence Monday (today) starting at 7:30 p.m.
Public Safety: A Community Conversation
Monday, June 18, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue. Free with reservation.
Town Hall Seattle staff, members, and board are deeply shaken and disturbed by the events that took place so close to our offices on May 30th. The other shooting the same day, previous incidents in May, and earlier in the year have caused us great concern. Like all of Seattle, we are trying to process the situation and wonder what we as a community can do to address it. As an institution whose purpose is to create a safe place for the expression of ideas, and which has hosted community conversations on topics including education, Occupy Seattle, artist space, the environment, and more, we can think of no more appropriate response than to gather as a community for a constructive conversation about these events which affect us all. A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and others–will discuss issues of public safety, gun control, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.