Police Investigating Park, Nightclub Shootings, and Other Incidents of Weekend Gunfire

In addition to a shooting outside a Pioneer Square nightclub, and an incident in which a woman brandished a gun in the middle of a Capitol Hill intersection, Seattle police investigated a half-dozen other incidents involving firearms over the weekend.

Just before 2 PM on Friday Saturday, police responded to Judkins Park after a man stepped out of a black sedan, walked up to the park, and fired several rounds—possibly at a nearby van. No one was injured, but the incident disrupted several youth football games at the park. Police gathered information about several different vehicles involved in the incident and are investigating.

Sunday morning around 12:30 AM, officers responded to the 1400 block of East Olive Street after a man fired a gun out of his front door. Officers arrived, set up a perimeter around the home, and hailed the occupants of the house. Police arrested the suspect, who claimed he had fired at a vehicle circling the block. Officers recovered the handgun and booked the man into jail.

About 30 minutes later, just after 1 AM, police received a report of someone firing a rifle out of a Jeep in the 5000 block of 16th Avenue Northeast. Police also found casings from a handgun at the scene. No one was injured in the incident, and police are investigating whether a man—who was kicked out of a house party in the area for groping guests—may be connected to the gunfire.

Just before 2 AM, at the same time police were investigating a shooting at a Pioneer Square nightclub, officers heard gunfire a block away, near 2nd Avenue and South Main Street. At the scene, witnesses said a suspect had fired several shots and then climbed into a black BMW, which was still parked nearby. When officers approached the BMW on foot, the driver sped away.

Around 3 PM on Sunday, a delivery driver called police and reported his car had been damaged by gunfire. Earlier in the day, another motorist honked at the delivery driver, and a passenger in the vehicle brandished a handgun. The delivery driver continued with his work, but later found himself on the road near the same suspects, who opened fire on his car, damaging his vehicle. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

Later, around 5:30 PM, officers investigated a report of gunfire near Northeast 143rd and 32nd Avenue Northeast. Police found shell casings in the courtyard of an apartment building, but no victims or other damage.

Seattle Police have investigated 428 incidents of gunfire to date this year, keeping pace with the 436 surpassing the 321 incidents over the same period in 2020.

If you have any information about any of these incidents, please contact the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206 233-5000.