Shootout in White Center ends in accident; passerby injured

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a “shootout” near SW Roxbury and 12th Ave SW resulted in an accident around 8:45 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 18.

Police say that numerous residents in the area called 911 after hearing cars racing nearby, along with shots being fired.

When deputies arrived they found an accident on the corner of SW Roxbury and 12th Ave SW, which involved one of the vehicles that had been chasing another car.

Witnesses told police that a grey 90’s Jeep Cherokee was northbound on 12th Ave SW with a red Ford Explorer chasing it. Occupants in the Explorer were firing shots at the Cherokee as it continued northbound. The Cherokee was able to safety cross SW Roxbury but when the Explorer tried to follow they struck a Chevrolet Tahoe that was driving eastbound on SW Roxbury. The Tahoe had not been involved in the chase and was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Witnesses saw 3 occupants in the Explorer jump out of the wrecked car and get into a white Toyota car that had been following the Explorer. The Toyota then fled eastbound on SW Roxbury.

Deputies on the scene found 2 guns in the Explorer and found at least one bullet hole that went into a house on the north side of SW Roxbury.

The woman driving the Tahoe suffered minor injuries. It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured as a result of the shooting, or if the occupants who ran from the Explorer were injured.

If you have information about this crime or live near SW Roxbury and 12 SW and find damage to your property as a result of bullet holes, contact the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.


One Response to “Shootout in White Center ends in accident; passerby injured”
  1. Mark says:

    These wreck less people who shoot in neighborhoods are morons. Those bullets can go into homes nearby and unless they are brick homes, the bullets can go right through the home putting everyone in the home, including children, in danger. Such shooters deserve no mercy or no second chances.

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