Man shot in White Center; shooter still at large

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old man was shot at 15th Ave SW and SW Roxbury in White Center early Tuesday morning, Nov. 15.

The victim was taken to Harborview Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said that just before 2 a.m., deputies responded to find a man with a gunshot wound at that location.

Multiple shots were fired, and the victim was hit at least once.

The suspect is described as a male in dark colored clothing, and is still at large.

No further information was available.

As we learn more, we’ll update this post…


3 Responses to “Man shot in White Center; shooter still at large”
  1. secret says:

    I am upset that someone shot my friend and I am tired of people not speaking there mind and choosing to use violence. Get something else to do and stop killing and stop the violence.

  2. Mark Ufkes says:

    Over the past five years, in three different crimes, three young people have been murdered at 15th and Roxbury. Now another shooting there. This location just keeps festering. The White Center CDA helped get rid of the gang graffiti, there are public cameras there too, and a mission church opened across the street. But that location continues to define White Center, hurt our reputation, and bring tragedy to family after family. Every time I drive through that intersection or go to Bartel’s I am filled with sadness and dread there.

    We need a visible, street-based police presence all night, every night in the White Center business district as a necessary part of stopping this continuing violence centered around 15th and Roxbury. And residents on both sides of the Roxbury line (Seattle to the north and unincorporated King County to the south) need to demand that the King County Sheriff and Seattle Police develop a joint policing strategy for the White Center business district that brings us dramatically more police presence in White Center with more monitoring at night here. The status quo is no longer acceptable.

    • M Whitley says:

      I agree heartily with Mark, especially regarding the need for more police monitoring, cameras and adding improvement of the bus waiting areas. Living in Highland Park for years, I’ve observed that this commercial area of White Center continues to deteriorate despite the gentrification of neighboring South Delridge. I no longer go to restaurants or shops on 15th or 16 th… too scary and ugly, especially for fiends who live in other neighborhoods. Do business owners need to take some responsibilty for these problems escalating?

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