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Seattle police respond to reports of an afternoon shootout next to kids’ park

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Department (SPD) responded to reports of a drive-by shooting early Saturday afternoon in a quiet West Seattle neighborhood.

The shootout happened around 12:30 p.m. near Walnut Avenue SW and SW Forest Street in West Seattle.

According to SPD, two black sedans appeared to be speeding south down Walnut Avenue while firing rounds at each other.

Neighbors say they saw one car try to pass the other, and then heard gunshots.

Luckily, neighbors say there was nobody in the family park right next to the shooting. The Hiawatha Playfield is a recreational park with a community center, a wading pool, and several playing fields and courts for children and families.

Police found shell casings on the street, but no property damage, victims, or suspects were located.


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