August-September Monthly Lake Union Crime Recap

Smashed windows, a gunfight, and tragic collision make up this month’s Lake Union crime recap.

September 20: A man involved in a gunfight in the Denny Triangle area was killed and the other suspect at large. Police officers heard gunshots being fired late at night, and found a man who had been shot multiple times. Medics arrived on the scene but could not revive him. A second victim, who was attacked nearby, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are working to find out if the two incidents are related.

September 12: Police are searching for two men who smashed dozens of car windows in South Lake Union. A resident notified police that two men with baseball bats were vandalizing parked vehicles in a parking lot. Officers arrived and were unable to find the suspects, who had fled the scene. At least 34 cars were damaged and items thought to be stolen.

September 11: A man reportedly jumped off the I-5 overpass and landed on a driver’s windshield. Southbound traffic backed up for miles as medics responded to the scene. The driver of the vehicle hit was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries to his neck and back, and the jumper was taken in critical condition.

August 29: A cyclist was killed in a collision while riding her bike downtown. She was hit by a large truck and died at the scene. The tragedy came weeks before Seattle City Council implemented safety changes for bicyclists along Second Avenue.