The Everett Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating an early morning shooting outside Club Broadway located at 1611 Everett Avenue in Everett. Patrol officers responded to a fight call at the club just before 2:00 a.m. As officers arrived one of them heard shots from the area. Officers also saw people running from the area of Colby Avenue and Everett Avenue along with several vehicles leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
Officers received information that a white SUV leaving the area may have been involved in the incident. Officers stopped that vehicle a few blocks from the club and detained the two occupants for questioning. After being questioned by detectives those men were released.
Officers at the scene found three victims, two men and one woman, who appeared to have been shot. Those wounds were to their lower body, legs and foot, and appear to be non-life threatening. All three victims were taken to Providence Hospital for treatment. One of the men is 28 years old from Lynnwood; the second is 26 years old from Arlington. The woman is 23 years old from Stanwood. It is unknown at this time if these people were targeted or were innocent victims of random gunfire.
While at the scene officers arrested a 31 year old Mill Creek man for obstructing their attempts to investigate this shooting. As one of the officers was tending to and directing others to help the victims this suspect became very angry asking why it was taking aid so long to get there. Aid arrived shortly thereafter and began treating all the victims.
While Everett Fire personnel were treating the victims the suspect stood about fifteen feet away yelling profanities at the officers saying that they were not doing anything to help. The suspect had taken an aggressive stance towards the officers and when asked to leave he refused, used more profanity and began dancing around in the middle of the Colby Avenue. He was eventually taken into custody and found to be in possession of a handgun. Unfortunately for the suspect his concealed weapons permit had expired and he was therefore charged with carrying a concealed pistol. The pistol was registered to the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
Investigators spent several hours at the scene collecting evidence and gathering witness statements. They continue to work on developing suspect information in this case. If anyone has information about this case that will help police find the shooter they are encouraged to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257 – 8540.
Any updates to this incident will be made via e-mail release.