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The Post-Game Wrap Up

Moments after the Seahawks clinched their first-ever Super Bowl win Sunday night, fans spilled into Seattle’s streets for  impromptu celebrations.

In anticipation of large, spontaneous gatherings, the Seattle Police Department deployed extra officers onto Seattle’s streets, and police worked late into the night as mostly well-behaved crowds celebrated the Hawks’ big win.

A few incidents marred last night’s otherwise peaceful celebrations, as two people were wounded in unrelated shootings near Pioneer Square. Police received the first report of a shooting at 11:20 PM at 1st and Cherry. Officers arrived at the scene, arrested the suspect and recovered a handgun. The victim was taken to Harborview with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Ten minutes later, officers responded to a second shooting in the 200 block of Alaskan Way South. Again, the victim of the second, unrelated shooting was struck in the leg. Police believe the victim and the suspect—who fled the scene—know one another.

Officers also arrested one person in the University District for reckless burning, and at least two people who hurled bottles at officers near 1st and Yesler around 12:30 AM.

Police are also reviewing a property damage incident at the Pioneer Square pergola at 1st and Yesler for possible investigation.

Police and other city officials are now working to coordinate plans for a parade later this week celebrating the Seahawks’ big win. We’ll post more details on the parade and any expected traffic or public safety impacts as they become available.