Flirting Leads To Fighting Leads To Shooting At Wah Long Sports Bar


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This incident first came to our attention after BTB Reader Joseph posted an eyewitness account in our Forums – early Saturday morning (Jan. 29th) there was a shooting at Burien’s Wah Long Sports Bar (15220 Ambaum Boulevard SW), which apparently started with a fight, according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

“Sounds like the fight started in the bar over one guy flirting with another guy’s girlfriend. Or something,” said Urquhart.

Urquhart added:

“The shot guy has a wound that is not life threatening. He and his friend were less than cooperative with the police.”

The shooting victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The shooter is still at large, and there have been no arrests.

Here’s the original Forum posting (link here):

i was at wah long sports bar last night and shortly after the dj called last call, 2 guys get into a fight by the front door and one guy shoots the other with what i think was a 22 cal pistol… right in the stomach. i havent heard anything about it in the news but the police told me just as they were escorting me out of the bar that the kid might not survive it. when is somebody going to do something about this place? for a long time it had calmed down quite a bit and the music has definitely changed for the better.. but now theres fights all the time and this shooting. i will probably never go there again because of this. that bullet could have hit me!

And here’s what Sgt. Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office said in an email to us:

This was basically a fight in the bar on the 29th about 1:30 AM. But then somebody pulled out a gun and shot one of the fighters in the stomach. His buddies tried to drive him to Harborview but we saw the speeding car, stopped it, and made the guy go in an ambulance.

Sounds like the fight started in the bar over one guy flirting with another guy’s girlfriend. Or something.

The shot guy has a wound that is not life threatening. He and his friend were less than cooperative with the police.

There have been no arrests.

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9 Responses to “Flirting Leads To Fighting Leads To Shooting At Wah Long Sports Bar”
  1. Erik says:

    Wow Sgt. Urquhart, care much? Sounds like a big oh-well. How about a description or something?

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  2. CoverOfLight says:

    Well, I do hear that Saturday nights are alright for fightin’, …

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  3. DJ Grand Theft says:

    Ok…. Just to make things clear… It was Friday night, not Saturday. Up until Saturday night, I was the DJ at Wah Long. The account that Mr. Joseph stated was pretty accurate, and I highly doubt there was any way of preventing the guy from having that gun in the club. I saw the shell casing on the ground, it was definitely a .22 LR caliber which means it was a small handgun, probably small enough to put in your shoe. The truth of the matter is, this kind of stuff has happened and will continue to happen at night clubs all over. Not because the bars and clubs aren’t doing their best to make it safe. Not because the music is the reason… it’s because these young cats hitting the clubs now a days think it’s cool to do that kind of crap. They think having a gun makes them a big and bad. They don’t know shit about growing up with drive by’s in your neighborhoods, or friends getting killed from middle school up, or the hard times we all had growing up in the 80s and 90s. They just hear that being gangsta is cool, its in… thats what to do, thats what to claim and just do it. Pussies.

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  4. Ilibaiski says:

    That place is known for trouble like that!!
    Just look at the tweekers & druggies that frequent that place.
    Pull there liquor licence and shut that dive down.

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    • jl says:

      Name a bar that isn’t full of tweekers and druggies. Every bar has there drug addicts! I don’t care if it’s the Tin Room or Wah Long’s. Drugs are everywhere, maybe we should shut down every place!

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  5. CJ says:

    You know I have been going to the Wah Long for many years, I love this joint! Things like this do happen all the time in clubs I agree with DJ. Its not going to make me stop going to the Wah Long. I know when to stay away from people that look like they are up to no good, hey and what about the girl that was flirting???? HUMMM

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  6. cw says:

    Banana Gorillas–yummmY

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  7. Liljo says:

    I must say the banana gorilla’s are delish, but haven’t been to Wah-Long’s in years for just this reason. Too bad some ‘bad ass’ kids have to spoil the fun. Grow up before you grow old.

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