Shots fired outside Capitol Hill club after dance floor disturbance

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SEATTLE —

Gunshots were fired outside a club in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood after a fight erupted inside.

 

Seattle police said officers were called to The Social in the 1700 Block of East Olive Way about 1 a.m. Friday for a report of an altercation involving several people that began inside the club on the dance floor and then continued on the street after security tried to escort them outside.

 

Several witnesses told police they saw one of the first men who was ejected from the club walk away and then immediately return to the club with a gun in his hand.

 

Police said the man raised the gun in the air, and according to witnesses, fired at least one shot. Witnesses told police that the man then pointed the gun at another person who was standing in front of the club and fired several shots.

 

The front door of the club was shattered but no one was hurt.

 

Witnesses told officers that the gunman walked away, got into a  gold SUV and drove away.

 

Police said officers responding to another call saw a gold 2001 GMC Yukon leaving the area.

 

Police pulled over the driver and witnesses identified him as the same man who had fired the gun outside the club.

 

The 27-year-old man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

 

The man’s SUV was impounded pending a search warrant.

 

Gang unit detectives are handling the follow-up investigation.