Woman shot in both legs while in bed with her child in West Seattle

WEST SEATTLE, Wash. — A woman lying with her sleeping child was shot in both legs after bullets pierced her West Seattle bedroom wall Wednesday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department.

At about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 9400 block of 27th Avenue Southwest.

When they arrived, officers found a woman who had been shot twice in the legs.

Officers provided aid until medics with the Seattle Fire Department arrived and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

According to police, the woman and her child were sleeping in the same bed when gunfire occurred outside. The child was not harmed.

The circumstances that led up to the shooting are unknown to detectives at this time.

Neighbors say they’re now terrified to leave their homes.

“It’s terrifying that my kids don’t know what happened and I do. And I can’t tell them why they can’t go outside and play,” says one woman, who asked that she remain anonymous. “It is sad that you can’t sleep in your home peacefully. And shut your eyes and know that you’ll wake up the next day. That you don’t have that comfort anymore or that security.”

Another neighbor caught the gunfire on camera. “It was probably 50, 60 shots.” His camera filmed three people in masks walk up to an apartment unit before opening fire. The incident lasting less than 30 seconds but leaving a lasting impact on the community.

“You’ve got to be careful what you say, who you talk to. They see you talking to the police they might want to kill you. It’s that bad,” says the man. He also asked to remain anonymous. “I just keep to myself now and try to stay safe.”

Seattle Police say no arrests have been made. They also tell KIRO 7 that the motivation for the shooting is still under investigation.

If you have information about this incident, contact the Seattle Police Department Violent Crime Tip Line at 206-233-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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