Seattle, Wash. -- West Prospect Street in the Queen Anne neighborhood open Sunday afternoon, after officers shot and killed a gunman there Saturday night. Soon after the crime tape came down, a number of people came and pick up cars they weren't able to get overnight due to the investigation.

In a neighborhood described as peaceful and tight-knit, yellow crime tape and the presence of Seattle Police officers in Queen Anne caught the attention of those who live nearby.

"It's never happened before," said neighbor Joe Brown. "Occasionally it gets rowdy on Kerry Park, but usually not even a raised voice in the street out here."

Detectives spent Sunday collecting evidence following an officer involved shooting at a home on West Prospect Street Saturday night, where police were responding to calls of shots fired. Seattle Police said when officers arrived, a man came out and opened fire on them. According to Seattle Police, the officers fired back, ultimately killing him.

"Realizing there was nothing I can do, I went inside, locked the door," said Brown.

Investigators say SWAT officers entered the home and found multiple firearms inside, rifles, shotguns and body armor near the front door, leaving more questions than answers for neighbors.

"I hope it never happens again," said neighbor Carrie Mercer. "It's a very tragic incident."

The gunman's family arrived back to the home Sunday afternoon. They were visibly upset and didn't wish to talk to the media at this time.

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