Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning


UPDATE: Sadly, the victim of this tragedy has passed away.

A 74-year old man was shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning (Jan. 19) after a bullet went through the wall of his house and struck him in the head as he was sleeping.

Police responded to numerous reports of shots being heard near S. 128th Street and 26 Ave S. (map below) around midnight.

One caller in the 12800 block of 26th Ave S. said their house had been struck multiple times by bullets. When deputies arrived they found shell casings on the ground in front of the house and bullet holes in the walls and a vehicle parked at that location. No one was injured at the house.

Within minutes police received another 911 call from the next door neighbor’s house saying a man had been shot in the head. Deputies ran to the house and found a 74-year old man in bed with a gunshot wound to the head. Police believe a stray round from the shots next door went through the wall of his house and struck him as he slept.

Medics arrived and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries.

Detectives have not determined a motive for the shooting, and there is no suspect information at this time.


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2 Responses to “Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning”
  1. Pam Fernald says:

    This is yet another senseless tragedy for our community.

    My most sincere thoughts and prayers to out to the victim’s family.

    • D.Lang says:

      The man who died from a stray was my friends father so i hope the idiots responsible for this get caught or karma catches up.