Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rainier Valley Post Editor Working Overtime

The home invasion robberies in Hillman City and Mt. Baker were quickly followed by a drive-by shooting near Rainier and Mead Wednesday evening.

It seems like the bad news just keeps on coming. A 15-year-old girl who happened to be at the scene of the drive-by got shot in the knee and took cover in a store at the Rainier and Orcas intersection (where I passed through with my 6-day-old baby earlier in the day while thinking about the recent armed home invasion that happened just a couple blocks away). Another passerby reported at Harborview that he had also been shot in the incident.

From the Rainier Valley Post article about the drive-by:

The 911-call came in at 7:36 pm while Councilman Tim Burgess, SPD South Precinct Captain Les Liggins and a handful of other SPD officials were meeting with South Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC) members at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center.

As if on cue, just minutes after one neighbor in attendance questioned the Councilman's focus on graffiti while gangs run rampant, several police cars raced by the scene of the meeting with sirens blaring on their way to what was later revealed to be the scene of yet another Rainier Valley shooting.

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