City Officials Ask State to Pull Troubled Nightclub’s Liquor License After Weekend Shooting

Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Police Department and City Attorney Pete Holmes have asked the state liquor board to suspend a University District nightclub’s license after three people were wounded in a gunfight as the club closed last weekend.

The troubled Fusion Ultra Lounge has frequently been the site of brawls, shootings and other violence, drawing significant police resources on already-busy weekend nights.

Today, SPD North Precinct Captain Dave Emerick’s sent a letter to the Washington State Liquor Control Board—outlining problems with gangs and drugs at Fusion—accompanied by a letter from the city attorney’s office, listing recent violent incidents at the club. The letters can be downloaded here (PDF) and here (PDF).