Shots fired when fight breaks out during choreographed dance number
SEATTLE -- Multiple shots were fired late Friday night in Capitol Hill when a fight broke out during a "choreographed dance number" in a neighborhood basement, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, there was "a large [redacted] party hosted by [redacted] and featuring members of [redacted]"* taking place in a basement in the 500 block of 22nd Avenue East shortly before midnight.
During a choreographed dance number, someone was bumped and felt disrespected and a fight broke out.
During the ensuing scuffle, two people were punched in the head by a man wearing brass knuckles, and another man had a gun held to his head when he tried to help his friends.
According to the report, the fight spilled outside and continued at the intersection of 22nd Avenue East and East Mercer Street.
A witness later told officers he saw a man fire a gun near the intersection but was unsure if he was shooting at someone or just into the air.
Officers arrived to see numerous people fleeing the area. They found 11 shell casings from two different guns at the scene, but no one reported seeing a second shooter.
The gang unit was called to the scene but dismissed when there was no evidence the fight and subsequent shooting were gang related.
*Most frustrating redactions of the month so far.