Did anyone else hear the gunshots last night at S. Findlay and Rainier and call 911? Does anyone know what the outcome was? This is the second night in the last week that I've heard shots fired and haven't been able to find out what happened. This is NOT the wild west - this activity is unacceptable.
Date: 10 Nov 2009 15:59
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Yes - about 11 rounds fired & waited to hear a siren following them but didn't.
Yes - heard them too. I live behind the CC park and it is really hard to know where/what direction noises are coming from - so I didn't call either. Also waited for sirens but heard nothing.
This is how victims are made. Wait for someone else to make the call. Is there a reason you chose not to call and report it?
Heard the same thing but sounded closer to Rainier & Orcas. Same thing happened about a week ago, without knowing where they came from or any additional info I had not enough details to call 911 other than to say "gunshots, somewhere, no more info sorry".
My wife called in both of the middle-of-the-night incidents in the past week, and was told by the 911 operator each time that there had been multiple calls. Both times she thought it was coming from 39th & Pearl (right next to Rainier), and one of these was corroborated by a friend who lives at that intersection.
That area (and surrounding intersections — 39th & Hudson, Hudson & Rainier) are full of drug activity and occasionally prostitution. I'm sick of it and want it to stop. So do many of my neighbors. What do we do next? Any suggestions?
Neighborhood patrols? I'm only half joking.
Allure salon/barber shop on just south of the corner of Rainier and S Findlay is full of bullet holes, turns out this was much closer to my home (1/2 block) than I thought……
I guess the competition among salons in the hood has stepped up!
I'm not sure what the most effective tactic would be to disrupt that drug/prostitution activity. Certainly getting together to put some pressure on the PD to increase patrols there couldn't hurt.
The longer-term strategy needs to involve urban design, infill housing and getting more eyes and light on the street… and finding good uses for some of those unused spaces there that obviously encourage dealing. More people in the neighborhood — which will come with new development at the St. Gobain parcel, etc. if any of those projects ever happen — will help.
But clearly this can't wait that long.
I wonder if having a series of events on that corner of 39th and Pearl (concerts, or something like that) could make it feel an unwelcoming place for dealing (too much scrutiny).
Easier to do in nicer weather, obviously.
I'm the person mentioned above who lives at that intersection. Drug activity around there is ubiquitous. It seems to center on my parking lot (which shares a lot with a run-down apartment complex) the mini-mart at the corner of 39th and Pearl, which is constantly surrounded by loiterers, and the bus stop at 39th and Rainier. I call 911 whenever I see blatant illegal activity, but lately I've been frustrated by operators who clearly don't take my complaints seriously. (For example, when I called in a report about someone dealing drugs out of a van in my lot, they didn't even ask for my name or number). It's very frustrating, and I'm not sure what the solution is, but more eyes and lights on the street is clearly part of it. Also, perhaps a call to Metro asking for lights at that bus stop (and the equally sketchy one across the street, which replaced the better-lit one in front of Angie's) might help?
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