RAINIER VALLEY – Some 60 to 70 rounds were fired in four overnight drive-by shootings in South Seattle, police said.
In the first incident, at about 1 a.m. Sunday, a black vehicle, possibly an Acura Integra, occupied by two Asian males, slowly drove by a home in the 4600 block of S. Frontenac Street and fired multiple shots at the residence.
Several family members were sleeping inside the residence at the time, but no one was injured. Several cars parked outside the residence were riddled with bullet holes, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
Officers collected more than 20 bullet casings from the street afterward.
Witt said two people who live at the Frontenac Street residence are affiliated with gangs, and the house has been shot at several times before.
The second and third drive-by shootings happened just after 3 a.m. – one in the 4600 block of S. Holden Street and one in the 4800 block of Columbian Drive S.
Both houses were shot up, along with vehicles parked outside, but no one was injured. Both addresses are gang houses.
More than 30 rounds were fired in the second and third incidents, with a combination of rifle and handgun rounds.
Witt said a white vehicle, possibly a Honda Acura, was seen leaving the scene of the Columbian Drive shooting.
In the fourth incident, a woman was looking out the window from the bedroom of her home in the 4200 block of South Henderson Street at about 3:10 a.m. when someone fired several shots through the bedroom window and into other areas of the house.
The victim ducked down on the floor after the first shot and did not see who was shooting. But she did hear a vehicle speeding away in an unknown direction on Martin Luther King Jr. Way shortly after the last volley of shots were fired.
Officers who responded to the scene discovered that six shots were fired through the victim’s bedroom window, and about five other shots were fired in other areas on the east side of the house.
Six casings were recovered in the southbound lanes of MLK Jr. Way, indicating that the shooter or shooters possibly fled in that direction.
The family also removed two bullets from the interior walls of the home and gave them to officers.
No one was injured, and the incident remains under investigation.