May 2022

Duplex on 25th Ave. SW shot at by masked suspect who was not apprehended

#2022-129315/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: 

On 05-22-2022 at 6:59pm hours, multiple callers reported shots being fired in the 4100 block 25th Ave SW in West Seattle.

Various suspect and vehicle descriptions were provided to 911.

Officers arrived and contacted witnesses who observed the shots being fired. They reported a suspect wearing a mask was walking on the sidewalk when he stopped and fired a handgun multiple times towards a duplex residence.

Two victims were sitting in the front yard of the duplex when the shooting began. The suspect then removed the mask and hastily walked westbound from the scene before walking out of sight.

Evidence of a shooting was located.

Both units of the duplex had bullet damage and an unoccupied home being built had also been struck.

The occupants of the home were not injured. The incident was screened with GVRU. SW patrol processed the scene and collected evidence.


Public is invited to comment on zoning modification at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School

Information from the City of Seattle

The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School located at 5950 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from City zoning regulation for:

1) Changing image message board signage in single family zones.


Alki Daze costumed bike parade was a goofy celebration

 The costumed bike parade called Alki Daze came back on Sunday May 22 in a celebrat of the spirit of the “car-free day” events the city used to present on Alki in years past.

Founded by Guy Olson during the ‘Car Free’ events of the Greg Nickels administration

He came up with the idea to use the closed street of Alki Ave for a bike parade after the program was ended. He has continued to organize the event every year hence; One year over 120 people showed up- families w bike trailers and all.

It started as an event hosted by the Olson’s Alki Beach Creeps bicycle club. Members of Seattle’s Dead Babies BC and the Compadres BC regularly participate. The Dead Babies were represented by five members today


Sunday night fire sends three to hospital

A fire that began inside a home in the 9800 block of 45th SW on Sunday evening sent three people to the hospital. The fire consumed a tree outside the home too as flames came out the front door.

The blaze drew a large response from Seattle fire with dozens of units called out.

Firefighters rescued an approximately 74-year-old man from the house fire. The patient was reported to be in critical condition . Two other people in the house were also transported via AMR in stable condition.


Morgan Junction Community Festival is back June 18

Bubbleman, Gary Benson, live entertainment. community partners and more

The Morgan Community Association is thrilled to announce that the Morgan Junction Community Festival will return to Morgan Junction Park on Saturday, June 18, 2022. We’re easing back into things with a smaller-scale family friendly event with live entertainment and community partners only in Morgan Junction Park from 11am to 1pm.

The Bubbleman kicks off the Festival at 11:00am. A Morgan Community Festival favorite, the Bubbleman will share bubblesongs and dispense bubblelogue while making gargantuan bubbles for his delighted audience. It’s just good clean fun.

Gary Benson, a local folkrock favorite at many Morgan Community Festivals will perform starting at Noon. A solo performer in the style of Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor and other folk singers, Gary sings “the music I grew up with and the current songs I love.”


Save the date: Highland Park Improvement Club Reset Fest will kickoff rebuilding effort

Last June 25, the Highland Park Improvement Club building at 1115 Holden Street SW was destroyed in a massive fire. In the interim the club members rallied to keep the spirit of community service alive. They vowed then "We will be back" and now they are ready to make good on that promise. They announced via Facebook their plan to begin the rebuilding process their "Reset Fest" from 2 to 7 pm featuring live music, the food truck from BaiTong Thai, a beer garden, and live DJ's all at the Riverview Playfield 7226 12th Ave. SW. This is an all ages event.

Their announcement:


One Seattle Day of Service is here; Volunteers across the city will help make it better

Mayor Bruce Harrell's city wide effort to marshal the volunteer spirit of Seattle is here. 

The One Seattle Day of Service on May 21, 2022, is an open invitation to every Seattle neighbor to roll up your sleeves, come together, and give back, with volunteer opportunities in each neighborhood across the City. Joining together a diverse group of public, private, and non-profit partners and organizations, the City is promoting a wide array of service opportunities including cleaning and beautification, gardening and restoration, helping neighbors in need, and more.

The city is even allowing people to apply volunteer hours to waive fines.