Seattle, Washington | Shooting | MCI | 8 People Shot


A verbal dispute ignited in gunshots with multiple people involved and shot. A total of eight people were shot resulting in one death, a 50-year old patient in critical condition and in surgery, while a 9-year old was listed in very serious condition.  Five others were said to be in stable condition.

SFD Chief Scoggins:  “We transported five patients to HMC and we were told that the hospital is treating seven total.  There is unknown information as to these two additional patients, if they were walk-ins or self-transported to the facility and they are working on gathering additional information.  There were a total of eight people were shot, including one deceased person.”

SPD Chief Best:  “There was a dispute in front of the McDonalds where people out pulled out guns and shots were fired.  It is unknown if this shooting is connected to the earlier afternoon incident on 3rd and Blanchard.  Still gathering information on the number of suspect(s). Multiple people were involved but they are still investigating.” (7:45 PM)

Here is a tally of what has been happening this month alone:

January 22, 2020 – 4th Avenue x Pine – Shooting – MCI 

Police radio traffic on the scanner feed switched over to a Tactical channel and then the feed eventually stopped transmitting. (8:00 PM)

A presser was released on this incident. (7:45 PM)

Police were dispatched to the Washington Convention Center located in the 700 block of Pike Street, Seattle.  The suspect was described as a black male, thin build, 6’1″, wearing gray jacket and black turtleneck pulled over his face. He attempted to force his way into the Center but they are currently on lockdown.  Security Guards were reporting this as possibly to as the shooter’s same description. (7:30 PM)

Mass Casualty Incident or MCI for short |  Another shooting in the downtown area.  Shooting in this area with multiple victims. Police say suspect fled but they were still searching for him. They were assisting with First Aid treatment of the multiple patients. (5:11 PM)

January 22, 2020 – 300 block x Blanchard – Shooting Call 


Photo Credit: Seattle DOT

Officers were dispatched to this area for a shooting.  3rd Avenue has been closed to all traffic, while they are investigating.  (3:00 PM)

Officers from Seattle Police and Deputies from King County Sheriff’s Office were involved in this shooting.  The suspect has been transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. No officers or deputies were injured during this encounter. Force Investigation Team detectives are responding. (3:19 PM)

January 21, 2020 – 1600 block x 4th Ave – Shooting Call 

SPD Officers were dispatched near Pine Street. 1 person found with a gunshot wound was located in the stairwell of the Westlake Center. The 55-year old later died of his injuries.  Officers performed CPR on the victim until they were relieved by Seattle Firefighters and Medics. (3:45 PM)

January 19, 2020 – 4200 Blk x S Willow Street – Possible DUI Call

A concerned citizen stopped a SPD Officer to report a possible drunk driver passed out next to vehicle.  The responding Officer found the victim to have a gunshot wound to his head.  He was declared deceased at the scene by SFD Medics. The victim was 52-years old. (1:00 AM)

January 17, 2020 – S Kenyon Street x Renton Ave S – Shots Fired Call

SPD Officers were dispatched to the area to find no one injured but property damage from multiple shots fired.  Police took two guns off the street along with multiple spent casings. Suspects fled in a stolen car.  This is located in the Rainier Valley area.

January 10, 2020 – 4500 blk x 40th Ave SW – Injured Person, Unresponsive

25-year old male, roommate to the victim called 9-1-1 to report a female down at the bottom of a staircase in their shared West Seattle home located.  Officers were suspicious and turned the case over to Homicide Detectives. The victim died on January 13, 2020. Initially, they interviewed him but released the person-of-interest. However, after further evidence, they charged him with murder on January 22, 2020.  He was booked into the King County jail.

January 2, 2020 – Belltown – Shooting

Witnesses began flooding 9-1-1 with multiple calls of a person down on the ground after reports of shots were reported just before 11:00 PM.  Officers arrived within minutes to find a 35-year old man with a single gunshot wound to the leg.  Arriving patrols applied a tourniquet to the wound and called for Medics.  The patient was transported to HMC with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives were busy investigating the shooting case the following day on January 3, 2020.

January 1, 2020 – S Washington Street at Occidental Avenue S – Shooting


Photo Credit: Seattle DOT

Police responded to a shooting in the Pioneer Square area to find a victim that had been shot, who was transported to Harborview Medical Center but succumed to his fatal injuries.  The suspect was located immediately and arrested SPD bike Officers, booked into King County Jail.

If you have any tips to some of these unsolved shooting cases, please contact the Seattle Police Homicide Detectives at 206-233-5000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted:  1/22/2020 — 2020 hours PST



Las Vegas NV | Major MCI | Police Not Ruling Out Act of Terrorism

Las Vegas NV | A unknown woman reportedly drove her vehicle on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Planet Hollywood on to the sidewalk mowing down a large group of people, killing one.

The driver initially hit the group of people and fled the scene attempting to elude Officers.   The unidentified female driver was stopped on Flamingo and taken into custody by Police.

Police say they have no motive why she would drive into a group of people then flee.  They say they are not ruling this out as an act of terrorism.  Drug/Alcohol impairment tests have been conducted.  No word on the results.

Thirty-seven victims involved in tonight’s #VegasMCI:

  • 26 Injured
  •   4 Treated and Released
  •   7 Critical

As usual, some media and bloggers were reporting & reposting misinformation saying multiple people were killed.

The Incident Commander [IC] requested the Emergency Operations Center’s Command Vehicle [CV] respond to the scene for coordination.

At the time of this post, source for our story is via the Las Vegas Metro PD on / [KTNV Channel 13 TV]


“Kudos to 1st Responders for getting to the scene quickly and immediately enacting the ICS protocol.  Amazing work everyone.

To the families, friends and communities affected by this tragedy, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.” 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

Tornado Hits Texas Community

About less than an hour ago, a tornado hit the Cleburne area in Hood County, Texas.  Several sources are reporting multiple deaths and many seriously injured.

Follow us on our twitter page (@nwfireblog) for regular updates on the event.  We will keep you updated as info is received.

For our TX fans is to be very careful of downed power lines and trees. 

Here are some area information to be aware of:

– There is a police road block on S. David Road. They are only letting in Emergency vehicles, Utilities, Road Crews and Police only.  No POVs are being allowed into the area.

– Road crews are working on clearing debris as quickly as possible.

– Utilities are in the area to shut off power and clear downed lines.

– Please respect crews as they are working as fast as possible and doing what they can do to keep you all safe.

– Shelters are at:  First Christian and St. Frances.

– Only call 9-1-1 with emergency calls only. They are overwhelmed and to help them receive “true” emergency calls, they need to keep all of their lines open.

More updates to come soon.  For all of our FIRE/EMS/First Responders out there, please be safe.

(c) 2013 The NW Fire Blog