Gang Unit Arrests Man After Sunday Morning Shooting Near Seattle Center

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee February 22, 2010

Police descended on the Seattle Center campus this weekend after a gang unit detective on patrol in the West Precinct heard a volley of shots fired outside of a Queen Anne nightclub.

At about 1:20 a.m., police records indicate the gang detective heard "gunshots coming from the area of Club Diamond" in the 300 block of 5th Ave N and saw a group of six black males run towards the Seattle Center.

Police tracked down five of the men and identified the gunman. Gang detectives interviewed the men at police HQ and released four of them. One man, a felon, was booked for unlawful possession of a firearm. Jail records indicate that this is the second time the 23-year-old man has been arrested on gun charges in the last two months.

This is also at least the second time gang detectives have responded to a shooting outside of Club Diamond since December.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson says no one was injured in the incident, but says officers found bullet holes in three vehicles parked near the scene of the shooting, as well as the wall of the Experience Music Project, which is across the street from Club Diamond.

Thanks to reader Kelly for the tip.

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