LOCAL NEWS

Seattle Police adding new emphasis patrols in U-District

Oct 6, 2022, 10:12 AM | Updated: 10:34 am
U District Patrol...
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

A series of shootings in Seattle’s University District over the past month has left many in the community worried about safety in the area. In order to combat rising gun violence, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will be adding new emphasis patrols in the area.

According to a post from their crime blotter, SPD has responded to four major shooting incidents in the University District over the course of the past month, culminating in a shooting that injured five University of Washington students Sunday night.

UW students call for more police after trying to defund them

  • Sept. 23 — At 1 p.m., officers were called to the 4700 Block of 7th Ave NE after a man was shot and wounded.
  • Sept. 28 — Officers responded to the 4200 block of 11 Ave NE at 10 p.m. after a man discovered a bullet hole and bullet in his bathtub
  • Oct. 1 — At 12:05 AM, police responded to reports of gunfire in the 4200 block of Brooklyn Ave NE. A motorist, believed to be fleeing the gunfire, struck and killed a pedestrian.
  • Oct. 2 — Police were called to investigate a shooting and fight outside a club at University Way NE & NE 43rd St. The suspect fired several shots into the crowd, striking four victims before fleeing the scene.

Police are investigating these incidents, but no arrests have been made.

Police Chief Adrian Diaz is assigning emphasis patrols to the area in addition to SPD’s current 911 response there.

“You know, public safety is what we’re really concerned about. And so when we do see something like this, it is our job to get out there and address it,” Sgt. John O’Neil with Seattle Police said in an interview with KIRO 7.

Local News

(Photo obtained by Darren Dedo)...
Darren Dedo

Cops look for cougar stolen from iconic Seattle restaurant

Jeff Scott said over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the suspects broke in and took Barbara, a stuffed cougar, from the Cougar Room.
17 hours ago
Bremerton ferry...
Micki Gamez

Bremerton Fast Ferry to operate more sailings beginning Thursday

Starting Thursday, Dec. 1, Bremerton Fast Ferry will operate more sailings.
17 hours ago
Capital gains tax Olympia meeting legislature...
L.B. Gilbert

Capital gains tax gets the go ahead as state Supreme Court considers case

The DOR will be able to collect Washington state's new capital gains tax ahead of the Washington state Supreme Court's final ruling
17 hours ago
power...
L.B. Gilbert

Strong winds, snow cut power to 20,000+ in Puget Sound area

Thousands of people are without power right now across western Washington after a late November snowfall, rain, and high winds swept across the area.
17 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in Ne...
Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press

Amazon says it had its biggest Thanksgiving shopping weekend

Amazon said Wednesday it had its biggest ever Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend, aided by a record number of consumers looking for deals online amid high inflation.
17 hours ago
Photo from KIRO 7...
Shawn Garrett, KIRO 7 News

Celebration of life services announced for fallen Bellevue officer Jordan Jackson

Celebration of life services have been announced for Bellevue motorcycle officer Jordan Jackson, who died Nov. 21 after colliding with a car while on duty.
17 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.
Seattle Police adding new emphasis patrols in U-District