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Men killed Monday in New Holly identified

Seattle Police reported yesterday that two men were found in a parked car yesterday morning in the New Holly neighborhood on the edge of South Beacon Hill, dead from gunshot wounds to the head. The two men were identified today as Edward James Westmoreland II, 34, and Elijah Roosevelt Paul III, 42.

An officer found the crime scene at 39 Avenue South and South Kenyon Street on Monday morning at about 6 a.m. when he stopped to investigate what looked like a car prowl.

According to the Seattle Times, a police source said that the men may have been involved in a drug transaction when they were killed. The case is being actively investigated, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911.

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Man shot on Columbian Way

A man was shot yesterday in the 2400 block of South Columbian Way, and is now in Harborview with life-threatening injuries.

According to Seattle Police, officers responded to a 911 call at about 5:39 p.m. on Monday evening and found that a 38-year-old man had been confronted in front of his house by a gunman who then shot him multiple times and ran off to the east.

Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. The investigation continues. Anyone with any information about this incident is requested to call 911 or Seattle Police. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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17-year-old shot in thigh on 29th Ave. S.

Seattle Police report that a 17-year-old youth was shot in the thigh yesterday afternoon in the 5200 block of 29th Avenue South, a couple of blocks north of Dearborn Park. The victim refused to cooperate with investigating officers. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.

The shooter is at large. Police say that there was a vehicle seen leaving the area of the shooting, but it is unknown whether the car was involved in the incident.

The Gang Unit will be handling the investigation.

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Shots reported near Maple Park; man falls from freeway

A 20-year-old male fell more than 40 feet from Interstate 5 last night, while another was arrested and a gun was recovered following reported shots fired on Mid-Beacon Hill near Maple Park.

According to Seattle Police, officers responded to a shots fired call in the 4800 block of Corson Avenue South around 9:30 p.m. last night. When the police arrived on the scene, they saw several male suspects running away. One suspect was caught quickly, and a gun was recovered. Another suspect ran across the northbound lanes of I-5 and fell (or jumped) over the barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes at Airport Way South and South Snoqualmie Street, landing 40-50 feet below. A third suspect was found hiding in nearby bushes.

The fallen suspect was transported to Harborview with life-threatening injuries. The investigation continues.

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Car chase through Beacon Hill yesterday ends with 3 injured on I-5

A conflict began with eye contact in Seward Park and passed through nearly the entire length of Beacon Hill along the way, ending with a man shot, multiple vehicle collisions, and closure of I-5 southbound last night.

According to police, the situation began at about 4 p.m. at a festival in Seward Park where the victim and suspects made eye contact. The 20-year-old male victim, with his 17-year-old nephew, then went to park his car outside the park, and noticed the suspects following him in a gray or green car. The victim then tried to get away from the suspects, who followed in a car chase over Beacon Hill.

The suspects began shooting at the victim in the 9000 block of Beacon Avenue South. Shots were also fired by the suspects at Beacon Avenue South and South Juneau Street, and it appears that the suspects fired again at South Columbian Way and South Spokane Street.

The chase then continued onto I-5 South, where the suspects shot at the victim again as they were passing Boeing Field. This time, a shot struck the victim in the shoulder. The victim’s vehicle collided with a Kia occupied by two women, both unconnected with the ongoing altercation. The Kia driver lost control of the car, hit another innocent motorist’s Toyota, then flipped over.

The shooting victim did not have a firearm, and there is no indication that he every shot back at the suspects or their vehicle, police say. He was transported to Harborview along with the two women from the Kia with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim’s 17-year-old nephew was not injured, nor was the driver of the Toyota.

Another innocent driver’s car was struck by a stray bullet and his windows were shot out. He was uninjured and drove back home to West Seattle to call 911. A parked car in the 5900 block of Beacon Avenue was also found with gunfire damage.

The suspects are still at large.

See a video report by Beacon Hill Blog news partners KOMOnews.com here.

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Man arrested in shooting at 15th and College

Seattle Police report that they have made an arrest in the shooting that occurred July 20 at 15th Avenue South and South College in which a suspect shot at a vehicle containing two adults and two toddlers. No one was injured in the shooting.

According to police, the suspect was found staying in an apartment at 48th Avenue South and South Henderson in Rainier Beach. Undercover officers contained the location, then SWAT officers took the suspect into custody late Sunday night. The 21-year-old male was booked for investigation of assault. A bag of bullets was found during the initial search of the suspect’s apartment.

Updated: Vehicle chase and gunshots; one injury

Update, 12 midnight:

Seattle Police report that an automotive confrontation followed by multiple gunshots sent one man to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound to the bicep late Sunday night.

At about 10:35 p.m., three men in a Honda at Beacon Avenue South and South Spokane Street were fired at by suspects in “a small, foreign-model sedan.” The shot missed, and the victims took off. They ran into a planting strip in the 2200 block of South Lucile Street, got out of their car, and ran north on 22nd Avenue South.

The suspects, in their car, caught up to the victims at 22nd and Lucile. One suspect got out of the car and fired multiple rounds at the men, striking one in the right bicep. He then got back into the car and fled.

The suspects are still at large and there is no description available yet, nor is it known how many suspects were in the car, or what precipitated the original confrontation.

The original version of the story follows:

Seattle Police are currently investigating a shooting in the 2200 block of South Lucile Street (Mid-Beacon Hill) at around 10:45 p.m. late Sunday night that wounded a 24-year-old male in the bicep. The injury is not life-threatening, and the victim has been transported to Harborview by medics. Stay tuned for more information.

One neighbor in the area tweeted that it “sounded like 2 weapons firing back and forth” and another told the BHB “Lots of shots. Scary.

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At least 17 shots fired in rolling gun battle on Beacon Avenue

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.

Sunday morning shootings included two on Beacon Hill

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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Two arrested after drive-by shooting on S. McClellan

Ray Marcham at KOMO (BHB news partners) reports:

Two people from Renton were arrested early Sunday after a drive-by shooting on north Beacon Hill.

Seattle Police spokesperson Renee Witt said that the suspects drove up to a home on the 2000 block of S. McClellan Street just after midnight. One of them shot out windows in two vehicles in front of the home before they drove off.

Witt said the victim recognized the suspects as being people he has had ongoing problems with in the past. He told officers that the two lived in Renton, and soon after Renton police were contacted and told about the suspects.

Soon after, Renton officers found the two suspects at the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s on Rainier Avenue, west of downtown Renton. The car they were in was pulled over and the two were arrested.

A search warrant was received, and the gun believed to have been used in the shooting was found in the car’s glove box.

The two were taken to the King County jail, where they were booked for numerous weapons violations.