City 28th Ave NW & 60th Street
posted by August 30 at 13:50 PMon
On August 13th, Ballard Community Center (BCC) was inundated with MS-13 tags, an abbreviation of Mara Salvatrucha, an LA based gang responsible for two Ballard shootings in 2002.
Overnight, someone spraypainted two city-owned vans, two privately-owned vehicles and the south wall, sidewalk and stairs of the community center.
The vans were supposed to be used for a daycamp field trip the next day, but the center acquired additional vans for the outing. However, a group of seniors were forced to use the tagged vans to attend a picnic.
The incident was reported to the Seattle Police Department but BCC staff say they aren’t aware of any gang activity in the area.