Northwest NEWS

August 17, 1998

Local News

Shots fired, cars damaged

   by Woodinville Weekly staff
   Someone used a shotgun to blast two cars and a street sign in a neighborhood near Woodinville High School early last Tuesday morning. The vehicles, parked at two different addresses, sustained over a $1,000 in damage from what's believed to have been "bird" shot fired from a 12-gauge shotgun. According to police reports, the incident began around 3:20 a.m. when 911 dispatchers received a call about three shots fired in the 18600 block of 132nd Ave. N.E. Near there, the rear driver's side of a grey 87 GMC Jimmy was shot and damaged. Loss was estimated at $700. A stop sign and a barricade were shot as well. Two shotgun shells were recovered there. Witnesses report seeing two different vehicles in the area, a dark, mid-sized vehicle driving southbound on 132nd and a mid-sized pick-up with a canopy or a dark colored sport utility vehicle.
   Shortly thereafter, three callers to 911 reported more shots fired. Officers returned.
   Police remained in the area and heard a shot at 4:25 a.m. near SR 522. The next day, the owner of a blue Ford Fairmont parked in the 18700 block of 136th Ave. N.E., which parallels the highway, reported the driver's side door and window of the vehicle had been shot. Damage was estimated at $350. Police placed a black Remington 2 3/4" shotgun shell into evidence along with the other two shells.
   The area where the shootings occurred is several blocks south of the high school near a sewer project that closed 132nd for four weeks.