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February 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Morning memo/Sunday: Clouds and showers coming; another nightclub-related shooting; R.I. player wins Powerball

Weather:  Don’t get your hopes up about much sun peeking through this week  — or even clear skies. The forecast calls for a chance of showers today and Monday, with showers, clouds or the chance of both for the rest of the week. Expects highs in the high 40s and low 50s. Details

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 Powerball update:  Some lucky devil from Rhode Island apparently had the winning numbers in last night’s Powerball drawing. But don’t despair; it all starts anew with another drawing Wednesday. More on the story.    Lottery website

Another early-morning shooting: Seattle Police say two people were shot outside a nightclub in the downtown Seattle area and taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries early Sunday.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1900 block of First Avenue South around 3:30 a.m. Before they arrived, two gunshot victims — a man and a woman — were driven to Harborview Medical Center in personal vehicles.

The gunfire reportedly erupted after a fight broke out among an unknown number of people as they left a local nightclub.

No arrests have been made, and police say they have no suspect information.

A week ago to the date, one man died and two others were injured after a flight broke out among patrons leaving a bar in the 2900 block of First Avenue South.

Edmonds apartment fire: A fire caused more than $120,000 and displaced three people from their apartment in Edmonds early this morning. The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 7600 block of 230th St. SW.

“Police arrived on the scene first and reported flames coming from a second-floor unit in one of the buildings,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fir e District 1, which provides fire and emergency medical service in Edmonds.

An Edmonds Police Department officer went door-to-door to evacuate residents from the burning building. She was transported by firefighters to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation. Her condition did not appear to be life-threatening.

“She did an outstanding job of alerting residents to the fire and making sure everyone got out safely,” Hynes said.

Firefighters from Fire District 1, Lynnwood and Shoreline responded to the fire and had the fire under control in about 20 minutes. “They kept the flames from spreading to other apartments. All the fire damage was in one three-bedroom apartment,” Hynes said.

The second-floor unit where the fire started is uninhabitable. The three young adults who lived there have no renter’s insurance. Support 7 and Red Cross responded to assist them. Red Cross is also assisting other residents of the building who may be temporarily displaced until power is restored to their apartments.

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