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November 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Police shoot gunman outside Lake Union nightclub

By Staff Reporter Tan Vinh

Seattle police shot and wounded a man they say had fired into a crowded Lake Union nightclub parking lot Sunday morning. He was wounded, police said, after he pointed a gun at the detectives.

Near the scene, a 26-year-old man flagged down police. He said he had been shot in the parking lot. It’s unclear who shot him.

Both men were taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.  After the suspect is released from Harborview Medical Center, where he is under guard, he will be booked into the King County Jail, police said.

The shooting took place in the lot near Citrus nightclub, in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue North. Club security had earlier called 911 to tell police there might be trouble at closing time, police said.

About 2 a.m., gang-unit detectives monitoring the situation from across the street, “saw a 22-year-old male suspect open fire into the crowded parking lot,” police said in a news release.

More than than one person may have been firing a gun, police said. Only one suspected gunmen was taken into custody.

As is  standard procedure, the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave. A Firearms Review Board will be convened to determine if the shooting was within department policy.

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