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Rainier Valley Crime Watch: Kids With Guns

13-year old caught with gun near Othello Park (SPD):

On July 9th at approximately 10:33 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight disturbance in the 4300 block of South Webster Street. While officers were in route the complainant called back and added that things were escalating and guns were seen.  Officers arrived on scene and saw one of the suspects trying to secrete himself behind a parked vehicle.  The male suspect had a gun in his hand and when he saw the police he fled on foot.

The suspect was caught and the handgun was recovered.

The 13-year-old male suspect was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Youth Service Center (juvenile detention).

New Holly 14-year old accidentally shoots himself in leg (SPD):

On July 8th at approximately 11:58 p.m. officers and Gang Unit detectives responded to a report of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the Holly Park neighborhood and then dropped off at his residence in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue.  A family friend drove the victim to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.  Gang Unit detectives contacted the victim at HMC and subsequently interviewed him.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and his foster brother were walking near 28th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when the victim shot himself while trying to insert a pistol into his waistband.  The two boys then returned home at which point a family friend drove the victim to HMC.

The actual location of the incident, the whereabouts of the gun, and their method of transportation home has yet to be determined.

Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.

Photo/Will Austin Photography

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4 Comments on "Rainier Valley Crime Watch: Kids With Guns"

South Seattle Cop
4 years 4 months ago

Seadawg: Is There a curfew? No there is not.

Should there be? Of course. Not all kids are bad, and of course every parent thinks their child is special, but there is no legitimate reason for a child under 18 to be out at night without some sort of responsible adult present. This is what happens.

The reality, however, is that passing a curfew ordnance in a political landscape like Seattle is probably not realistic…although I’d love for the City Council to prove me wrong.

See you at the next summer evening street brawl. :-)

4 years 4 months ago

13 and 14 years old running around with guns, this is getting F’ing ridiculous. They need to stop with the wrist salps and start putting someone in jail, kids, parents, somebody.

4 years 4 months ago

Again, where are the parents? Is there not a curfew for these wonderful young children?

4 years 4 months ago

When the private bankers behind the UN purchase enough legislators and media to get the public to back a nationwide gun confiscation, the remaining gun owners will be 1) criminals, and 2) goons purchased by the private bankers to do their dirty work.

Keep on pushing for the removal of guns from the middle class and you are going to end up with a truly victimized middle class. This is what always happens anytime guns are confiscated from crime areas.