EVERETT — A man was shot in the hand after a dispute led to gunfire outside a downtown tavern early Wednesday morning in Everett.
Officers were called to the parking lot of the Soundview Tavern, 1116 Hewitt Ave., shortly after 2 a.m., Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.
Witnesses reported hearing several shots fired. When police arrived they found that the apparent victim and others involved had driven away.
Police spotted a silver sport utility vehicle that matched descriptions from witnesses approaching a ramp for southbound I-5. After stopping the vehicle, the officer found a passenger in the car who had been shot in the hand.
He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby campus for treatment. The driver was arrested for investigation of drunken driving and driving with a suspended license.
Police haven’t yet located the others involved. Witnesses described the other vehicle involved as a 1990s four-door Honda civic.
Police believe the man who was shot in the hand started the confrontation, but investigators can’t be sure until they locate the others involved, Goetz said.
Wednesday morning’s shooting was the second this week in Everett. Police are investigating a shooting Monday at a home in the 2200 block of Rockefeller Avenue. A 51-year-old man who lives at the home was shot multiple times, and is still at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Goetz said.
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