by KOMO Communities Staff
(Beacon Hill Blog news partners)
At least 17 shots were fired during a rolling gun battle between two vehicles Thursday evening on Beacon Avenue near Jefferson Park, sending a family of bicyclists running for cover and damaging cars parked along the street, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing the two vehicles–a cream-colored Ford Bronco and a gold Honda–rolling south on Beacon Avenue, exchanging gunfire as they passed the Jefferson Golf Course at around 8 p.m.
No one was injured in the shooting, but two vehicles parked on the street were struck by gunfire.
A family riding their bicycles on Beacon Avenue also had to run for cover to avoid being hit by bullets during the shootout.
Gang unit detectives responded to the scene, talked to witnesses and gathered evidence.
Investigators are still working to identify the suspected shooters.
Four Sunday-morning drive-by shootings in South Seattle — with 60 to 70 rounds fired — included two shootings on Beacon Hill. KOMO News (Beacon Hill Blog news partners) has a good round-up of the shootings here.
The Beacon Hill shootings were at the 4800 block of Columbia Drive S in mid-Beacon Hill, and the 4200 block of South Henderson Street on far south Beacon Hill. According to police, the Columbia Drive house is known to house gang members. A possible vehicle involved in the Columbia Drive incident is a white Acura or Honda.
No one was injured in any of these incidents; the police are investigating.
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Late Friday evening, a woman in her fifties was hit in the hip by a bullet from a drive-by shooting near South Holly Place. A few additional details in the Rainier Valley Post, the P-I Seattle 911 blog, and the Times.
Thanks for the heads up, JvA.