Seattle Crime says that the gunfire early on Sunday morning near the Garfield Community Center was spawned by a fight at a girl’s 15th birthday celebration:
According to Seattle Police Department spokeswoman Renee Witt, witnesses at the scene told officers a fight at a Quinceanera—a Latin American celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday—inside the community center spilled out into the street.
One of men involved in the fight got a gun and fired four shots, apparently hitting another man in the leg.
The suspect, and several other men, fled the scene, and police stopped and detained five people. It’s not clear whether anyone was arrested.
Police officers and gang detectives searched the scene of the shooting and found at least one shell casing.
No victim was located.