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Man shot and killed overnight in 23rd and Jackson parking lot

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A man was shot to death overnight in a parking lot at 23rd and Jackson in the Central District.

According to Seattle Police, and East Precinct and Seattle Fire scanner updates, gunfire was reported in the shopping center parking lot in front of the AutoZone and Starbucks at the corner just after 1 AM.

Arriving police and Seattle Fire found a man down in the parking lot who had been assaulted and shot multiple times.

Seattle Fire says it was called to treat a man in his 40s for at least two gunshot wounds.

He was transported to Harborview where he died of his injuries.

The shooting comes amid new community efforts to address gun violence in the area after gunfire broke out during a youth football game at Judkins Park.

The shopping center parking lot acquired by Vulcan as part of its development of the former Promenade 23 properties has already been the scene for deadly gun violence this year after 21-year-old Sultan Ujaama was shot and killed there in June. There have been no arrests in that case.

SPD is asking for assistance in the latest deadly shooting. “Homicide Detectives are investigating this incident and ask anyone with information to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000,” SPD says.

 

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Caphiller
Caphiller
1 month ago

Again??? Redevelopment of that site can’t happen soon enough.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  Caphiller

Gentrification is what is CAUSING this. Gangs form because of poverty and many other reasons from hyper capitalism in Seattle and bigger cities. You will be seeing MORE of these with development pushing people out of the city.

Glenn
Glenn
1 month ago

Really? I seem to recall these incidents going on in that area long before gentrification became an issue.

JCW
JCW
1 month ago

Fairly certain this was happening in the CD well before gentrification.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  JCW

I have lived here forever and I am aware of gentrification happening as far back as 30 years ago around here.

Violet
Violet
1 month ago

Yeah I guess I’d like to hear how you make the connection between gentrification and a murder at a strip mall. I’m not sure what hyper capitalism is, either.
I’m a long-time neighbor, and see that gentrification is pushing people out, and the City needs to address this (and protect long-time residents), absolutely. But you seem to be making quite a few logical leaps.

Violet
Violet
1 month ago

Oh, and the suggestion that poverty = crime is, frankly, offensive.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  Violet

Then be offended. Social Inequality creates crime. Chomsky proved that very analytically and objectively.

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

Hope you never get seated as a juror with that belief. Though white collar criminals would love you.

csy
csy
1 month ago

A *lot* of poor people in Seattle *never* join gangs. We should study why they don’t — therein may lie a solution to all this.

Ravenna Woods
Ravenna Woods
1 month ago
Reply to  Caphiller

That’s the problem, we’re not comfortable in or own Community, a place we called Home, you push us out and we become unfamiliar, strangers to are friends and loved ones, we loss Communication, and support from each other, trust it’s making it worst.

farrelro
farrelro
1 month ago

For years it was 23rd and Union, the last few years 23rd and Jackson. Why the truth of addiction, and gang activity is the secret we seem unwilling to discuss.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  farrelro

And why this country needs UBI and better solutions for kids in poverty. Gangs and selling drugs is much more appealing than working at McDonald’s. It just always will be. Make wages higher. Youth education needs overhaul too. No more classifying by age, class, etc.

Real talk
Real talk
1 month ago

UBI, sure, perhaps, and fix education, absolutely, but stop it with the higher wages. Sawant determined a few years ago that $15 was an appropriate, nice even number that represented a living wage. We are quickly moving beyond that, and increasing $.75/hr every year. You can get a job at Dick’s right now for $20/hr. Employers are begging people to take jobs. I know many bartenders that are now making $70k-80k a year after tips are accounted for, and people are still complaining about it, sitting out work, applying for jobs and not showing up to interviews. A friend of mine owns a bar and makes far less than many of his employees, and this year’s minimum wage hike will cost $12k by the end of the year, and $24k the year after, and $36 after that. If you think this isn’t creating localized inflation, you’re nuts.

CoCo
CoCo
1 month ago

And tell us who is going to pay for all this? Let me guess.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  CoCo

Tax Amazon and the ultra wealthy. Not even 250k salaried people. Just Bezos types. And wa-la…

JCW
JCW
1 month ago

Stop drinking the DSA Kool-Aid and you’ll quickly see why that approach is completely unworkable.

Franklin McDaniels
Franklin McDaniels
1 month ago

It would be nice to have that parking lot managed/ staffed / made into a pay lot. Right now it’s a free-for-all.

NotLiberalEnough
NotLiberalEnough
1 month ago

It and the former Promenade 23 lot have had security in the past and shootings still happened. They just end up being another gun to be fired risking bystanders and they themselves become targets.

A Resident
A Resident
1 month ago

I thought of that too – making it a validation lot like at the CapHill QFC. But the Starbucks dumpster location prevents that. Garbage truck would not be able to get in if there were parking gates. Patrol of the area more frequently would be nice, but not a good solve or even deterrent. The security cam on roof of Auto Zone doesn’t seem to be either working or useful. Redevelopment and getting rid of the lot seems to be the best option, but one that will take years and doesn’t solve the core issue. Just the issues on this corner. :/

Suge White
Suge White
1 month ago

It’s too bad the cop that set up shop there a few years ago with the recliner after he was “disrespected “ has now retired.

CD Born n Raised
CD Born n Raised
1 month ago
Reply to  Suge White

That cop was worse than most gang members. TBF

NotLiberalEnough
NotLiberalEnough
1 month ago

It won’t be much longer and there will be no more surface parking lots in this zip code to host such problems.

JacksonApts
JacksonApts
1 month ago

I pay 2,000 a month for front row seats..

A Resident
A Resident
1 month ago
Reply to  JacksonApts

Same. :/

thinkingoutloud
thinkingoutloud
1 month ago

Why not publish the murder count for the last two years at 23rd & Jackson and 23rd & Union? Far more than the couple of murders alluded to here. Defund police advocates should be very proud of their work–more murder and disproportionately black. Historical data is re-enforced by Seattle’s new, essentially racist, policy. And local and national Democratic parties are pushing for more of this. Young people who like to riot are supposedly not to blame for supporting these policies because they weren’t taught critical thinking nor cause and effect. Time to defund education for this lack. Seems there are studies that link less funds to better education. At least defund education to motivate better results. Especially for black youth where teachers’ performance is beyond dismal and declining. Cut the excuses, teacher’s unions. Fewer field trips, fewer in-service days, more teaching of the basics and less victim politics might be a good start. A good education might lead to a good job might lead to less violent frustration?

A couple of months ago, the City decided to spend a couple million dollars to study where crime was concentrated. Pretty damn easy work to figure that out. In a couple of years, they might have a compilation. Mind you not a solution. Maybe they’ll figure if they defund police even more then crime will go down? Beyond lunacy. And another person dead this week with Halloween weekend coming up. No leadership in sight.

thinkingoutloud
thinkingoutloud
1 month ago

No reason there shouldn’t be body cams on teachers and live streams of classrooms. Then, we can know what’s being taught and find the bad teachers before they destroy children’s futures. Some of these kids end up killing or dying on the streets. Equal quality in the classrooms is a solution that could make a big difference in our society.

HumanTeacher
HumanTeacher
1 month ago

It’d be interesting to have video on how students SHOW UP. Realize the solution is to provide students w/ education AND ensuring their basics needs are met (Maslow’s hierarchy). Your scorch the earth idea is the antithesis of a solution.

Measurednfair
Measurednfair
1 month ago

This corner is known gang territory, as is the area around 23rd and Union, you wonder why there are shootings there too? This has always been the case before redevelopment was a thought. Also anyone who actually lives in the neighborhood knows that there are always crews posted up in this parking lot, I’m losing count of the shootings on this same spot now, kind of a joke at this point

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&gl=us&ptab=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&dg=feature&mid=1dfBmlx5gigiw5pUTy_4K5v9UOCE

Caphiller
Caphiller
1 month ago
Reply to  Measurednfair

Yup, no interest in actually addressing the problem spots. Same as the dealers and riffraff hanging at 3rd and Pine (though far fewer shootings over there). The city just leaves it to the citizens to know which areas to avoid at night.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Measurednfair

That map doesn’t look that bad compared to LA on the plus side. They mostly just pose a risk for themselves it sounds, and aren’t a big concern for the general public. You can tell when you’re in a bad neighborhood in the US pretty easily too. Probably the news just over reports specific crimes so it seems worse than it is.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en_US&mid=1ul5yqMj7_JgM5xpfOn5gtlO-bTk&ll=34.17371903195532%2C-118.14055795868623&z=13