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Thursday, August 30, 2007

28th Ave NW & 60th Street

posted by on August 30 at 13:50 PM



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.

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