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Shooting in 23rd and Jackson parking lot sends one to hospital — UPDATE: Homicide

One person rushed to the hospital after a shooting Thursday night in the parking lot at 23rd and Jackson.

Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the parking lot on the northeast corner of the intersection just after 8:30 PM to a report of gunfire and at least one vehicle speeding from the scene.

UPDATE 9:54 AM: SPD says the victim died, a 21-year-old man, died.

Police previously reported that the victim was driven by private vehicle and arrived at Harborview minutes later.

The parking lot for a collection of businesses including the neighborhood’s AutoZone and Starbucks was taped off as police interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. At least one shell casing was recovered according to East Precinct radio updates.

The lot owned by developer Vulcan was also the scene of a shootout in April that injured four people including a child.

SPD is asking anyone with information about Thursday’s shooting to call the tip line at 206-233-5000.


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Angry CD Resident
Angry CD Resident
1 month ago

Perhaps this time instead of wasting my energy and writing to Sawant to ask what she is going to do to improve the safety of our community I will go directly to the SPD. 23rd and Cherry to 23rd and Jackson seem to be the corridor of gun violence in the CD. Like clockwork during the summer young men (and sometimes women) start shooting at each other. Presumably this is gang territory. Why not post SPD along 23rd on a daily and nightly basis? The terrible mini-mall (?) comprised of AutoZone, the pharmacy and Starbucks just needs to go. People hang out in that lot all day and all night dealing drugs. There is zero value add. In this case I welcome the development. Children are shot here. The whole city is indignant over micro-aggressions but not young POC getting shot and killed, over and over again. Why aren’t people protesting about this? So glad we have our priorities straight.

16yrCDRes
16yrCDRes
1 month ago

She didn’t say a word when a small child was shot a few months ago. She’s not going to say anything now. Gun violence is an inconvenience to her agenda.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

This 100%

Gentrify Everything
Gentrify Everything
1 month ago

So your solution to forever retaliatory shootings is to have more cops involved? Cops that already harass people that hang out in that area and have been caught doing that on camera? Invoking “zero value add” at the economic realities of stripped opportunities just makes me think you are an Amazon brosef that keeps hiring more people that look exactly like you while simultaneously sighing “but MY neighborhood someone do something”.

That Starbucks is one of the most popular gathering spaces in the CD, the fact that you see it as the enemy shows how out of touch you are with your own block.

How about you look at how to help those without options actually get representation within your microcosm instead of cops cops more cops oops al cops?

I do agree that Sawant doesn’t give two flips about the CD. Nothing will ever change there when Capitol Hill is the best “value add” a politician can get.

Stop Othering Everyone
Stop Othering Everyone
1 month ago

You have positive contributions to the discussion, but chill on the assumptions. It does nothing to help people sympathize with your opinion.

Bion
Bion
1 month ago

Adding more police or giving police more money isn’t going to stop gun violence in the city it’ll just mean we spend more tax money on paying cops to stand around with their cruiser lights on after the fact instead of using that money to address root causes of violence in the community.

Glenn
Glenn
1 month ago
Reply to  Bion

Addressing root causes of violence takes tiiiiiiiiiime. Meanwhile, people continue to die violently in that area. Assigning additional police to that area can be effective in discouraging the violence in the near term. Likewise assigning additional detectives to try to find the perpetrators, thus eliminating a source of the violence. These would be near term efforts intended to address consequences, not the root causes of street gun violence. Both should be employed to end the carnage. So much energy on the other Capitol Hill Blog thread to ban cars in Pike Pine because someone lost control of their van and wiped out an outdoor dining area (no injuries or deaths). Meanwhile, over here, paralysis.

Nora
Nora
1 month ago
Reply to  Glenn

I have new for you. There are very few detectives at SPD at this point. Many have been put back on patrol. A friend who is a domestic violence victim advocate told me that when one of the DV detectives is on vacation that leaves only 1 remaining to handle many hundreds of DV cases that are in the pipeline. The backlog from Covid court closures is enormous and many of these cases will run out the statute before they are ever brought to court. Now apply that horrible fact to all violent crime in the city and I’ll tell you who is most harmed by defunding – violent crime victims past and future.

Nora
Nora
1 month ago

I remember when that lot used to be a grassy field where the occasional dead body (including Mia Zapata) was found. When Starbucks came there was such hope by those of us in the surrounding blocks that it would revitalize the corner. Now the Walgreens is so plagued by theft that you would think, walking the aisles, that a hurricane was predicted: There is almost nothing on the shelves. I asked why and was told it all gets stolen so most things are kept in the back now. Recently while SPD tried to help a woman whose car had been stolen by her boyfriend and then dumped there (without the keys), and the SPD officer offered to and did pay for the tow himself while the woman cried, a white girl was filming the officer and heckling while insisting she was there to make sure he didn’t harm the crying black woman who eventually began shouting at the girl to leave them alone. So stationing SPD there is not the solution and will only push the violence to another corner anyway. Sawant will propose more planter boxes! God forbid we allow ShotFinder so folks can actually get arrested for drive bys.

Y’all cray
Y’all cray
1 month ago

Displace more young black people from the neighborhood, great idea. Oh boy this shopping plaza is a waste to you then go somewhere else this is another staple lot of the CD and tearing it down is not going to fix anything just displace it further as the entire neighborhood is seeing so white people can feel comfortable lounging in their million dollar spots

Newcdresident
Newcdresident
1 month ago

I moved over here a few months ago & this ain’t right …there should definitely not be more already invasive accusing police patrolling but more programs and job opportunities for these young men to express there aggression or mental health in a safe place this community is slowly but surely falling apart it makes no sense how we can invest millions into bike lanes but not 200,000 into something productive for this community I blame it on the officials they need to step up and address the issue or sit on there asses and slowly watch us kill each other I’m expecting they go with the latter don’t spend our tax $ on these murderous police and give it to our African American leaders to turn it into any thing positive

Sasha
Sasha
1 month ago
Reply to  Newcdresident

What would be productive to spend money on that reduces violence?

Newcdresident
Newcdresident
1 month ago
Reply to  Sasha

I would say community center support such as late night which will keep kids in a safe protected environment around the city sporting events more big brother little brother programs more tax $ invested into homelessness and the root for the next generation to feel like the only way is the streets we need more direction and guidance in this city and less hate more training programs for the youth not just 13-17 but normalizing 13-24 age groups because these young men grew up fast and never experienced the right way to handle there business we need the economy to step up and help us im in my 20s believe me Sultan was my close friend and this ain’t right we need help other then nights at king county jail

RuggedIndividualist
RuggedIndividualist
1 month ago
Reply to  Newcdresident

Officials need to step up and address the issue…so we don’t kill each other? Seems there’s probably a cheaper solution like….individuals deciding not to kill each other? Doesn’t cost a thing and has many, many personal and social benefits.

Newcdresident
Newcdresident
1 month ago

Well yes if you want to imagine the world is a big pot of glitter be my guest u must know life is gritty people are foul its just reality that’s obviously not the problem we will never stop reproducing sick people its the purpose of trying to stop the killing from going on so I feel the way it will happen with such less teenagers is to produce more opportunities for these young men to get off the streets more GOVERNMENTAL funded programs to help because its in my eyes its just a sick cycle of us murdering each other with no help besides people snickering in your ear “ha just stop killing eachother” we don’t need you here to fake politic we need a solution not the obvious pointed out BTW there is current discussion into putting over a million to curb gun violence thats a plausible solution

Char
Char
1 month ago

Washington middle school is one block away and dozens of children catch the bus each day at 23 and Jackson. I am appalled at our council, mayor, school district, school board and leadership of Washington middle school for not calling for patrols when kids arrive and leave school. My daughter goes to this school. Shame on all of them.

joanna
1 month ago

Has the 21-year-old victim been identified?

Unknown
Unknown
29 days ago
Reply to  joanna

Yes 💔

Unknown
Unknown
29 days ago
Reply to  joanna

His name is sultan ujaama Aka Hilly hill

Unknown
Unknown
29 days ago

Rip HIlly hill ❤️