Shooting at graduation party in Shoreline early Sunday morning sends three to hospital

Monday, May 23, 2022

The American Legion Hall, Post 227
By Diane Hettrick

Three people were injured in a shooting at a graduation party at the American Legion Hall in Shoreline early Sunday morning.

The Legion has been renting their building for private events for the past two years. They are solidly booked on the weekends.

Very little is known about what happened because people at the party and the shooting victims are declining to speak to police.

The hall was rented for a graduation party from 5pm Saturday to 2am Sunday.

What is known is that at 2:08am Sunday morning, 911 calls started coming in reporting multiple shots fired at the Legion Hall, which is located in a very quiet neighborhood at 14521 17th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

Police and Shoreline Fire responded and found two people with gunshot wounds. Original reports suggested that the victims were shot in the face and neck, but these were not accurate, at least for the two victims treated at the scene by Shoreline Fire.

It is possible, but not confirmed, that the shots came from people in one or two vehicles outside of the hall.

Shoreline Fire medics immediately transported the victims to Harborview. They were in stable condition. A third victim was transported in a private vehicle before first responders arrived.

The victims are not providing information to police. Partygoers scattered and those that remained also declined to provide information.

The scene was chaotic. Partygoers, major police and fire response. Neighbors for three blocks around were awakened by the shots and gathered on the streets. Seattle PD came in to assist with crowd control.

Police says that this is an open case, under investigation, but difficult to pursue when no one will talk to them.


Anonymous,  May 23, 2022 at 7:20 PM  

The American Legion should consider ending events at 10pm

Anonymous,  May 31, 2022 at 12:03 AM  

I live on 148th st off of 17th and heard the shots but am appalled that no one is speaking out. I have a 16 month old son and live 3 blocks from where this happened. Whoever was there you NEED to speak up and protect our futures from crime. I am now going to start a neighborhood watch to start creating a safe area like it used to be 30 years ago. I have lived on this block since I was born and will be damned if this stuff happens again in my neighborhood

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