Gun fire and a chase near 16th and Holden: Car tire shot, drugs recovered

Just after 7:00 p.m. on May 10, according to Seattle Police officers were dispatched to a report of a male saying that he was being chased by seven people who were armed with guns and knives near 16 Ave SW & SW Holden St. in West Seattle.

The vehicle with the suspects was said to be a black, medium sized truck with tinted windows.

Officers on scene saw a person flashing gang signs to a truck that matched this description. That person who showed the gang signs was spoken to by police but at the same time multiple 911 calls came in regarding shots fired nearby.

SPD located the suspect vehicle a few blocks away at 18 Av S.W. & S.W. Thistle Street.

The pickup truck had a flat tire later found to be from a gunshot and another bullet hole was found on the passenger side rear bumper. The 17-year-old white male driver was detained.

Officers found what likely the scene of the shots fired in the 7700 block of 18 Av SW, in the alley to the east. Three shell casings were recovered. The 17-year-old being detained said he didn’t know why anyone would shoot at him but admitted driving down the alley.

He consented to a search the his vehicle and according to police a small bag of methamphetamine was recovered.

The 17 year old was later released from the scene. The original caller could not be located nor were any other victims found.

According to SPD this incident appears to be related to ongoing gang activity centered near the 8400 block of Delridge Way S.W.

The suspects in the truck were described as black and hispanic male teens.

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