In case you haven’t heard *updated*
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.