The Police Kept Me Up All Night

Well, I should say the police helicopters flying over my neighborhood kept me up all night.  I needed 3 cups of strong coffee just to get up and out of the house to go to my class today.  I sat next to my office mate, Tom, who also lives about two blocks away. 

I asked him if he heard the helicopters all night and he said, "Yeah, there was a shooting on Ambaum last night right by SW 124th St."  This is the second shooting within 8 blocks of my house to take place in the past year, and this is not counting the rapid succession of gun shots that woke me up in the middle of the night earlier this year that was not reported anywhere. 

What is happening in Burien?  I live in a nice neighborhood on a cul-de-sac, around the corner from a brand-new school.  It seems to me that the violent crime is escalating, though I don't know for sure.  I'm starting to get a bit concerned, and my next post will illustrate another alarming aspect of Burien crime.

Below is an excerpt from the Seattle 911 blog regarding the shooting last night.  Hector Castro is the blogger:

"Two men are in serious condition after they were shot while standing outside in a Burien apartment complex parking lot Thursday night.

The shooting happened at around 8:40 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 12200 block of Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, King County sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart said.

There were three men in the parking lot when a vehicle sped in, Urquhart said. The man behind the wheel had some sort of verbal exchange with the three men, then pulled a gun and opened fire, he said.

The gunman shot two of the men before speeding off. Both wounded men were taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, Urquhart said. One victim was described as a man in his 20s, the other was a man in his 40s.

Urquhart said detectives were still working to obtain a description of the gunman and the vehicle."

Here's a link to the West Seattle Blog, which has been providing updates on this situation, as well as commentary/information in the comments from concerned residents in the area that the police are searching for the suspect.  An excellent example, by the way, of the how far a blog can go to serve the community and disperse accurate, timely, important information.  If there's ever a disaster in W. Seattle I'm going straight to the blog first! (My opinion only, of course...) Let's hope the shooter gets caught right away.



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