MYNORTHWEST NEWS

Downtown Seattle Association says it’s time to take back Pike-Pine

Jan 23, 2020, 10:57 AM | Updated: Jan 24, 2020, 6:15 am

Seattle shooting, downtown Seattle, safety...

Police cordon off the site of a shooting in downtown Seattle. (Photo by Chris Porter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Porter/Getty Images)

Wednesday night’s mass shooting in downtown Seattle is just the latest violence in an area notorious for criminal activity. The Downtown Seattle Association says enough is enough.

Photos from the crime scene

“It’s horrible,” said Jon Scholes, head of the Downtown Seattle Association.

Scholes said tens of thousand of people who work, live, and visit Seattle pass through the Third and Pine area every day and deserve to feel safe.

“For too long it’s been a place that criminals have laid claim to. Everybody knows that,” Scholes said. “It’s a drug market that too often leads to violence like what we saw last night. It’s time for radical change.”

Scholes said everything should be on the table, including more police officers, government-run surveillance cameras, and prosecutors who send criminals to jail. He said the city considered cameras years ago, but the Seattle City Council put a stop to them.

Rantz: Don’t be shocked by mass shooting in Seattle, be angry

“We need to take back this corner, that intersection, from the criminals,” Scholes said.

MyNorthwest News

Photo: There was a Tacoma crash overnight. Now one man is dead, and Tacoma police say another man w...

Deedee Sun, KIRO 7 News

Deadly crash in Central Tacoma has residents worried about safety of intersection

There was a Tacoma crash overnight. Now one man is dead, and Tacoma police say another man will be facing vehicular homicide charges.

10 hours ago

Image: Muckleshoot Casino....

KIRO 7 News Staff

Man fatally stabbed in the neck by stranger at Muckleshoot Casino

A man was at a gaming table at the Muckleshoot Casino when a second man approached him from behind and stabbed him in the neck.

20 hours ago

Semi Bird...

Bill Kaczaraba

Semi Bird wins endorsement for governor from state GOP

Republican candidate for governor Semi Bird has won the endorsement of the GOP state convention on Saturday.

2 days ago

Quarantine hotel...

Jake Chapman, KIRO 7 News

International students remain in quarantine in King County hotel after measles exposure

RENTON, Wash. — A group of over a dozen international students from Africa are in quarantine in a King County hotel after they were exposed to measles. As of Friday, according to several host families for the students, they have been in quarantine since April 10. None of the students have tested positive for measles […]

2 days ago

Washington State University (WSU) President Kirk Schulz, left, and his wife Noel Schulz speak durin...

Steve Coogan

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announces plan to retire in 2025

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced his plan Friday to retire in June 2025. He has held the position since 2016.

2 days ago

wsp charges protest I-5...

Heather Bosch and Kate Stone

Charges filed against protesters who shut down I-5 in Seattle

Charges have been filed against six protesters who were involved in the pro-Palestinian protest that shut down I-5 in Seattle on Jan. 6.

3 days ago

Downtown Seattle Association says it’s time to take back Pike-Pine