Friends remember man killed in Roosevelt shooting



SEATTLE - Friends are remembering the man who was fatally shot in the Roosevelt area.


Pictures, flowers, a cross and wine were placed at a memorial site where Yancy Noll, 43, was killed.


According to the Seattle Police Department, Noll was sitting in his vehicle Friday evening when a car pulled up next to his and opened fire.


Noll was hit by several bullets and later died at Harborview Medical Center.


KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Alexandra Limon spoke to Noll’s friends who couldn’t believe anyone would target him, and said that he was full of life and always happy.


“He gave great advice to the youngsters,” said Noll’s friend James Dillon. “People younger than him, people older than him and that is something that I’m very much going to miss.”


Noll’s friends told KIRO 7 he was always looking for an adventure, liked to hike and loved wine.


“Don’t know a soul that would wish him any harm,” said another friend Mike Leonard.


Friends described Noll as a person they could always count on.


“There’s nothing about him that ever struck me as insincere or aggressive,” said Noll’s neighbor Laurell Haapanen. “This was senseless and awful.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and looking for the suspect who is described as a white man in his 20s to 30s, and was driving a silver or grey BMW.


KIRO 7 learned Saturday that a home in the area of the shooting was hit.


Pat Schulmeister told KIRO 7 that a bullet came right through her window while she and her husband sat down to have dinner.


“It sounded almost like an explosion of some kind in the house,” said Schulmeister.


The bullet also hit one of Schulmeister’s living room lampshade, which police took for evidence.


Schulmeister and her husband were not hurt.