Man fatally shot in Belltown
A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in Belltown Friday night during an argument.
The man was walking with a woman on the sidewalk along Pine Street near 2nd Avenue about 10:45 p.m. when a man standing near a parked car made a comment to the woman that started an argument among the three, said Seattle police Capt. Richard Belshay.
The there’s this from columnist Robert L. Jamieson, Jr:
Take a look at story behind Belltown gun slaying
LET’S GO TO the scene of the crime.
It’s Friday night, just after 10:45. Yellow police tape ribbons a block of Pine Street at Second and Third.
That’s weird. As a Belltown resident, I’ve never thought of Pine Street as being part of my neighborhood. Pine Street is downtown. So I visited www.Belltown.org to clarify this minor border discrepancy. Here’s their quote:
Belltown is the northern neighborhood of downtown Seattle bounded by Denny Way to the north, Elliott Avenue to the west, Sixth Avenue to the east, and Virginia Street to the south (historically and decades ago, the southern border was Stewart Street).
See! I told you so! Virginia Street to the south! Hahahaha!!!
If you want some visual proof, check out my Google map here. (Is there a way to imbed a Google map in a blog post? Help me out, computer nerds.) It may seem stupid to argue over a few blocks difference. Quite the contrary: borders are a big, big deal, be it Kashmir, Ireland, or the American Southwest.
That said, I say to you, Times and P-I:
I got my eye on you and your shoddy map reading skills.