Man found dead in middle of West Seattle street

May 8, 2023, 12:28 PM | Updated: 1:16 pm

west seattle...

Man found with gunshot wound in West Seattle street. (Sam Campbell)

(Sam Campbell)

Seattle Police (SPD) found a 41-year-old man dead with a suspected gunshot wound lying in the middle of a West Seattle neighborhood street Monday, and are currently investigating the incident.

Police said he died in White Center on 15th Avenue between Cambridge and Barton Street. But several neighbors, including Isaac Payne, said they didn’t hear any gunfire there overnight.

“All I heard was some crying noise. I was awake at 3 [a.m.]. I woke up to go to the restroom,” Payne said. “It’s happened before. Someone died right in front of my house.”

Seattle police officer Shawn Weismiller said they’re trying to figure out what exactly happened and where.

“We arrived shortly after 3 a.m., and both Seattle Police and Seattle Fire attempted life-saving measures, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene,” Weismiller said. “We don’t have specific details as to where the shooting occurred.”

Tacoma man stabbed to death in grocery store parking lot

Payne stated he wanted more accountability from the police.

“They treat this neighborhood like it doesn’t matter anymore,” Payne said. “We pay our taxes, and it seems like after Covid, they just don’t care anymore.”

Police said they are looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting and currently don’t know how many suspects may be involved.

Local News

seattle drug possession...

Frank Sumrall

Seattle city council fails to approve new city drug possession law

The Seattle City Council has rejected an ordinance that would have allowed the city to prosecute people for misdemeanor drug possession and public drug use.

19 hours ago

seattle mariners clean up...

Frank Sumrall

Seattle MLB All-Star Game ‘Clean-up’ not without controversy

With the MLB All-Star Game coming to Seattle next month, the Seattle Mariners is hosting a Community Clean-Up on June 23 at T-Mobile Park.

19 hours ago

Google Doodle...

Bill Kaczaraba

Bellevue sixth-grader doodles her way to Google champion

Bellevue sixth-grader Rebecca Wu has won the Doodle for Google contest and $30k.

19 hours ago

10-year-old Federal Way...

KIRO 7 News Staff

Family shares details on how 10-year-old survived being lost in the Cascades for 24-hours

The Kittitas Sheriff’s Department released new details on Tuesday on how a Federal Way 10-year-old survived being lost overnight in the Cascades near the Cle Elum River.

19 hours ago

Tacoma power vault...

Heather Bosch

5 arrested for breaking into Tacoma power vault

Tacoma Police say they've arrested five people who were allegedly breaking into a Tacoma power vault on Monday.

19 hours ago

Washington gun restrictions...

Associated Press

Judge rejects attempt to block new Washington state gun restrictions

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles

19 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

Men's Health Month...

Men’s Health Month: Why It’s Important to Speak About Your Health

June is Men’s Health Month, with the goal to raise awareness about men’s health and to encourage men to speak about their health.

Internet Washington...

Major Internet Upgrade and Expansion Planned This Year in Washington State

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations.

Compassion International...

Brock Huard and Friends Rally Around The Fight for First Campaign

Professional athletes are teaming up to prevent infant mortality and empower women at risk in communities facing severe poverty.

Emergency Preparedness...

Prepare for the next disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Being prepared before the next emergency arrives is key to preserving businesses and organizations of many kinds.

SHIBA volunteer...

Volunteer to help people understand their Medicare options!

If you’re retired or getting ready to retire and looking for new ways to stay active, becoming a SHIBA volunteer could be for you!

Man found dead in middle of West Seattle street