1 killed, 1 wounded in bar shooting near Seattle

A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man wounded in

a shooting at a crowded suburban bar early Monday, police said.

Police issued an arrest warrant Monday evening for a 19-year-old

man in connection with the shooting.

The shooting broke out just after 1 a.m. at Munchbar at Bellevue

Square, an upscale shopping center about 10 miles east of Seattle,

said Carla Iafrate, a spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police

Department.

Police officers were outside the bar when gunfire erupted

because a large crowd had gathered there, she said.

More than 600 people were inside the venue at the time of the

shooting. ”It was a very complicated scene,” Iafrate said.

The wounded man was taken to Overlake Medical Center in

Bellevue. Iafrate did not immediately know his age, hometown or

condition.

The shooting appears to be an isolated incident. ”There was

some type of altercation,” before it, she said.

Iafrate said the suspect police are seeking, Ja’mari Alexander

Alan Jones, was convicted as a juvenile in the high-profile 2008

beating death of a Seattle street performer. Jones was sentenced to

less than a year in juvenile detention on a first-degree

manslaughter charge in that case.

No officers were involved in the shooting.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said several players were at

Munchbar following the team’s Sunday night victory over the San

Francisco 49ers, but none were injured.

”From what we know our guys were in a separate area and nobody

was involved at all,” Carroll said during a Monday news

conference. ”It was an awful thing that happened.”

Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling local media they

dove for cover or hit the floor when they heard gunshots.

The shopping center opened Monday morning as normal, Iafrate

said, adding that the shooting had minimal impact on overall

operations.