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In case you haven’t heard *updated*

May 30, 2012
Police at Cafe Racer

Photo: KING

Seattle has experienced a rash of shooting incidents this year, but today one such incident hit very close to home: four people were killed and one seriously wounded by a gunman at Café Racer in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. Yes, that Café Racer. The place you’ll see mentioned in many previous posts.

Owner Kurt was thankfully NOT one of the victims, though as I write this those names have not been released.

Café Racer is a gathering spot for Seattle’s scooter community, and is also a favorite haunt for artists and musicians. Kurt is a longtime Seattle scooterist.

The suspected shooter, identified as Ian Stawicki, 40, of Seattle fatally shot himself in the head when confronted by police in West Seattle. The Seattle Times quoted a relative: “We could see this coming.” The Stranger’s SLOG news blog has in-depth coverage of the indident and its aftermath. Favicon

  1. Ze4523ap permalink
    May 31, 2012 1:36 am

    Seattle needs to get its shit together! So many shootings within the last week. 21 shooting deaths since January? Goodness.

  2. May 31, 2012 5:30 am


  3. June 1, 2012 8:17 pm

    Leonard Meuse, the chef at Café Racer, was the sole survivor of yesterday’s shooting incident. For those who want to help: Leonard will continue to be in and out of surgeries over the next couple of days, and we know that expenses for those surgeries will be high. Donations of cash or check are being accepted at One World, Square One and The Buzz, or checks may be sent via US Mail to:
    Seattle Culinary Academy
    Seattle Central Community College
    1701 Broadway, Room BE2120
    Seattle, WA 98122.
    Please make checks payable to Leonard Meuse.

  4. Jack Riepe permalink
    June 2, 2012 11:09 pm

    Dear Orin,

    I deeply regret the shooting tragedy that occurred in Seattle at Café Racer, a place that is near and dear to your heart. The world is becoming a strange and very insensitive place. Watch it out there.

    Fondest regards,
    Twisted Roads

  5. V.E.G. permalink
    June 4, 2012 9:09 am

    Leonard Meuse has French-Canadian ancestry from Nova Scotia.

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