UPDATE (06/04/2011): The Seattle Police Department apprehended Joshua Meadows-Mittenen and Michael Christopher Doble in conjunction with a Lake City residential burglary. Mittenen is a felon and serial burglar who is wanted as a suspect in the drive by shooting in the 8300 block of 17th NW on May 18th. A warrant had been issued for Mittenen in this case.
On Wednesday night, May 18th, approximately 9:45 PM there was a drive-by shooting on 17th just South of 85th. A number of individuals heard the shots. According to the SPD Blotter,
On 5-18-11, at approximately 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the 8300 block of 17 AV NW, to a drive-by shooting, where at least seven rounds were fired into an apartment/duplex in the area. The victim was sitting in his living room watching television and could be seen from the outside through a large window.
The suspects opened fire from a vehicle on the road in front of the residence. Multiple rounds hit the house but the victim was not injured. After talking to the victim, officers soon developed information about two possible suspects and a suspect vehicle. The scene was processed by a patrol evidence specialist.
There had been a previous shots fired call near this location on 5-16, unknown if the incidents are related. There were no victims or property damage in the 5-16 incident. The suspects are at large.
One person who was in her house about 2 blocks away said in an e-mail, “It sounded like firecrackers.” Another, posting on the MyBallard forum said “… it was a handgun and not fireworks”
The SPD article indicates the assailants were possibly known by the victim. Please contact the police with any information you have about this incident or the shots fired the previous night.
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