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Easy Street Records celebrating life and career of Chris Cornell Introducing West Seattle High School Career Tech students to the 13th Year Promise Scholarship Shalimar Gonzales, shaking things up at the West Seattle YMCA UPDATE: Grunge icon former West Seattle resident Chris Cornell dead at 52; Death ruled a suicide Patrick RobinsonThe shooting death of 23 year old man on Alki is part of a rise in gun activity across the city with incidents rising by 17 percent over last year according to the Seattle Police Department. Increased patrols and presence will now be part of the beach scene through the summer. Police presence to increase on Alki following shooting death says Herbold By Patrick Robinson 05/26/2017 updated 23 minutes ago SPD’s Response to Gun Violence presentation The shooting that took the life of a 23 year old man on Alki is part of a pattern of shootings in Seattle with an increase of nearly 17 percent over last year. District 1 City Council Member Lisa Herbold addressed the problem in a meeting of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New American's committee meeting on May 26. Part of that meeting was taken up by a presentation by the Seattle Police Dept. response to gun violence (see the presentation at the link). Herbold attended to express her concern about what she sees as what has become chronic gun activity in Delridge and South Park. Herbold in summarizing what was discussed said. "The Southwest Precinct has the 2nd greatest number of shots fired in the City, a distant 2nd from the South precincts 72 shots fired. The vast majority of those shots fired in the Southwest Precinct are in the Delridge and South Park areas. But because of a concern I share with the community about increases in violent activity on Alki in summer months, at today’s meeting I asked for increased police patrols as well as deployment of SPD’s mobile precinct. After Wednesday’s meeting, in response to my request at the meeting, Assistant Chief Steve Wilskie in Patrol Operations contacted me to say that they will also be deploying the Mobile Precinct to Alki through the Memorial Day weekend. Their annual Alki bicycle patrol/foot patrol emphasis is also in place for the remainder of the summer. Finally, starting on May 25, 2017, the Southwest Community Police Team officers will be doing outreach to both businesses and neighborhood organizations along Alki." Herbold said she is exploring the potential of holding a public forum on safety on Alki and is looking for input on the matter. If you'd like to offer your thoughts you can reach her via Email: Lisa.Herbold@seattle.gov or Phone: (206) 684-8803 We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. 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