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Woman arrested after shots fired in Seward Park area

A woman was taken into custody Monday after police say she fired several gunshots in the Seward Park neighborhood.


Seattle Times staff reporter

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A woman was arrested Monday after police say she fired several gunshots in the Seward Park neighborhood.

The gunfire was reported at 10:01 a.m. Monday near 51st Avenue South and South Brandon Street. The woman reportedly fired multiple gunshots and threatened a neighbor who came to investigate the noise, although no one was hit by the gunfire, according to Officer Drew Fowler.

“I heard three shots,” neighbor David Chapman said. “There’s been gunshots in this neighborhood before, but there’s been nothing like this in a long, long time.”

Police responded to the scene and surrounded a home where the 29-year-old suspect was believed to be holed up.

The woman surrendered after a short standoff and was booked into jail on investigation of assault, according to King County Jail records.

What motivated the shooting was not immediately known.

“(The suspect) is a known subject to us,” Fowler said. “And we’ll be working with prosecutors and mental-health experts to make sure she gets the treatment and correction that she needs.”

During the incident, several Seattle Public Schools went into shelter-in-place status, meaning activities went on as usual inside, but doors were locked. The schools were Orca K-8, Aki Kurose Middle School and the following elementaries: Dearborn Park, Graham Hill, Martin Luther King Jr. and Wing Luke.

Seattle Times staff reporter John Higgins contributed to this story.

Erin Heffernan: eheffernan@seattletimes.com or 206-464-3249



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