Gunfire, damage in White Center

For those asking about the incident at 14th SW and SW 102nd on Wednesday evening: We went to the scene after a tip, but aside from the fact that there were bullet holes in the car shown in our photo, didn’t find out much. So this morning, we asked King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West, who tells WCN:

Yesterday around 5:15 pm we received a call of shots being fired in the area of the 1400 block of SW 102nd. When we arrived, we found an Acura that had crashed into a small concrete wall and a parked truck in the 1400 block of SW 102nd.

Witnesses told us people in the Acura and another (unknown) car were shooting at each other from the vehicles. After the exchange of gunfire, both cars fled in different directions; the Acura struck the concrete wall and truck. The occupants of the Acura fled on foot. There was an unoccupied vehicle that was struck by the gunfire that was parked nearby. Does not appear as though anyone was struck by bullets.

So, no arrests so far.

P.S. If you’re wondering – well, they have the car, did they find its owners? – Sgt. West explains that while the car was not reported as stolen, there is a “report of sale” on file with its new owner “not listed.”

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2 Responses to “Gunfire, damage in White Center”

  1. To the people who fired their guns at each other in White Center:

    Have you no respect for White Center? You think that your argument with each other gives you the right to shoot your firearms in Downtown White Center, endangering the rest of us too?

    Did you know that a hand gun bullet, once fired, is DEADLY for over a mile? Over a mile. And your shots could have easily killed a child at any of the three schools within a mile of your gun battle. What is wrong with you that you think that you have the right to put the rest of us, and our children, in danger with your argument with each other. You have no respect for White Center. Turn yourselves in, if you have the courage, and we will forgive you. If not, then get out of White Center. Go away. Take your violence elsewhere.

    Think how your mom and family would feel if they knew you were shooting in anger in such a public place? It would break your mom’s heart. Stop this disrespect for your family and for our community. White Center deserves better, and we do not deserve you and your mindless acts of violence. Spending your lives in prison is a waste, which is the path you are on now. But it is never to late to change paths. Your mom wants you to stop the violence, and the rest of us do too.

    Mark Ufkes
    White Center

  2. Linda Winkler Says:

    It is my humble opinion that the people who commit these senseless dangerous acts do not read anything other than their own facebook to see all their followers :-(