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Police Investigating New Year’s Eve, Early New Year’s Day Shootings

Three men were injured in three separate shootings in the city overnight, and police have arrested a suspect in one of the incidents.

Friday at 6:35 p.m., an employee at a business in the 1400 block of 23rd Avenue called 911 to report that a man had just walked in and said he’d been shot. Police responded and found a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim said he had been shot several blocks away. Police began first aid and then transferred care to arriving Seattle Fire Department medics, who transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.

Saturday at 1:05 a.m., police responded to HMC when a man arrived there with a gunshot wound to his leg. The 23-year-old victim told officers he had been shot while walking in the Chinatown-International District, and provided officers with a limited suspect description.

At 1:35 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported someone had fired a gun inside a nightclub in the 100 block of South Washington Street. Responding officers found a man outside with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and began providing first aid. SFD medics responded and took over care, eventually transporting the 35-year-old victim to HMC.

Witnesses at the scene described the shooter, and officers found the suspect in a nearby parking lot. Police arrested the 22-year-old man and booked him into King County Jail for first-degree assault and felony harassment.

At this time, police do not believe any of these incidents are related, but they remain active and ongoing investigations. This post will be updated if new information becomes available.