South Lake Union

Police arrest man suspected in Jan. shooting outside SLU club

Police arrest man suspected in Jan. shooting outside SLU club
Police and Fire respond to the shooting in January

On Thursday, police arrested a 23-year-old man suspected in the January shooting outside a South Lake Union nightclub that left three men with life-threatening injuries.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the incident started inside Citrus in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue North when two groups of men started flashing cash and gold chains at each other. That led to a brawl, according to police.

When three of the men involved in the fight left the club, one of the men from the other group – Kevin Hubbard – was waiting with an assault rifle, according to police. He shot 25 rounds at three men in a span of 10 seconds, leaving them all with serious injuries, according to police.

After the shooting, no one in the large crowd that had gathered would provide officers with information on the shooter, according to police.

In the months that followed, security camera footage from a nearby business and other sources led SPD detectives to Hubbard and another South Seattle gang member. According to police, cell phone records for Hubbard and the other man placed them at the shooting.

Hubbard was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault, drive-by shooting and attempted murder. The other man was already in custody for an unrelated case, and the assault rifle used in the shooting was recovered in a separate investigation.

The three victims in the shooting all survived, though one man had to have his leg amputated.