May 2022

Police investigating two weekend shootings, Eight other incidents of gunfire citywide

Three of them in West Seattle

Information from Seattle Police Department

Police are investigating two separate shootings that left two men injured, plus eight other incidents involving gunfire on Saturday and Sunday around the city.

Saturday at 1:20 a.m, officers heard multiple shots near 12th Avenue South and South Main Street. Witnesses in the area flagged officers down and said they heard gunfire and someone say they had been shot in a parking lot near that intersection. Arriving officers found no victims, but did discover ballistic damage to car, and they recovered a phone, wallet, gun-mounted light, shell casings, and a single sandal at the scene.

Approximately two hours later, a victim matching the identification found in the wallet arrived at Harborview Medical Center with two gunshot wounds. The victim immediately began treatment and could not be interviewed at the time.


West Seattle High School car show is the first since the 1990's

The West Seattle High School auto shop classes are putting on a car show June 11 in the high school parking lot. It's the first one in about 20 years they say noting the last one held was in the 1990's.

 Food Trucks and a local VW club will be attending as well as some student projects.

If you have a classic or cool project car you'd like to show please scan the QR code above to get signed up.

The entry fee is $5 for students and $10 for non-students, Check in at 12:00 pm. The event will run from 1pm to 4pm


SDOT: West Seattle Bridge weekly update and paving near low bridge this weekend

SDOT completed the final structural concrete pours for the new post-tensioning system inside the bridge this week but more work lies ahead. A timeline announcement on the final stages and potentially a re-opening date is expected on June 9. 

Concrete work was originally scheduled to begin in February and was delayed by a concrete strike that affected practically every transportation and construction project in the Puget Sound region. This week’s deliveries involved concrete trucks making back-to-back pours. The construction contractor poured 15 truckloads of concrete in two days, more than half of the 245 cubic yards of structural concreted needed for the entire project. 

With the foundation of the new post-tensioning system completely poured and curing, SDOT is beginning the next step in the tensioning process.  


Molbak's Butterfly Garden opened May 27 at Woodland Park Zoo

Butterflies are back! Don't miss Molbak's Butterfly Garden at Woodland Park Zoo. It's now open through Labor Day.

Molbak’s Butterfly Garden offers a magical experience where guests can experience the wondrous world of “flying flowers” while strolling inside an enclosed space teeming with colorful and aromatic blooming flowers. Here, guests can learn about the life cycle of these important pollinators while watching new butterflies emerge from chrysalises before flying freely in the garden. 

Butterflies are remarkable for many reasons.

Butterfly wings are transparent. 

The wings of a butterfly are covered in a multitude of miniature scales  –. And those colors you see are the reflection of various colors through the scales. The wings themselves are made up of a protein called chitin, which is the same protein that forms an insect’s exoskeleton. 


Structural concrete pours completed on West Seattle Bridge; Still on track for mid year opening

Information from Seattle Department of Transportation

We have finished pouring structural concrete inside the West Seattle Bridge, completing a major repair milestone and moving us closer to reopening the bridge

We have exciting news about the progress on West Seattle Bridge final repairs. Today, our construction contractor finished pouring structural concrete inside the bridge, forming the structures that will hold new steel cables essential to strengthening the bridge. Completing this crucial project milestone marks the end of a challenging process that affected our reopening schedule.

We still expect to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and can now work with our construction contractor to finalize the sequence of the remaining work.


Stolen vehicle and chase involved shooting too

Information from Seattle Police Department

#2022-131778/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-25-2022 at 11:36am, several witnesses reported shots fired in the area of 28th AV SW and SW Myrtle St. It appears two SUVs were chasing each other for an unknown reason.

A passenger in a white SUV fired rounds at the blue SUV. At least one round missed the blue SUV and struck a residence. No one was struck by the errant rounds.

Evidence of a shooting was located at the scene. A short while after, a white SUV was located in the 6300 block of 34 AV SW (unoccupied). It was a Federal Way stolen vehicle. It appears to be the suspect vehicle in the shooting.

It was recovered and impounded to the processing room. Patrol processed the scene. GVRU was notified and will be taking over the investigation. No suspects were located. The other vehicle was not located.