South Lake Union

Man gets 76 years in prison for nightclub triple shooting

Man gets 76 years in prison for nightclub triple shooting
The Seattle Fire Department on the scene of a January 2012 triple shooting outside Citrus in South Lake Union.

SEATTLE -- A triple shooting that started with two groups of men flashing cash and gold chains at each other two years ago inside a South Lake Union nightclub ended with a 76-year prison sentence for the shooter on Friday.

According to the King County Prosecutor's Office, 24-year-old Kevin Hubbard received the sentence -- seven years short of the maximum -- after being found guilty on three counts of attempted murder in November.

The shooting took place in January 2012 outside Citrus in South Lake Union. According to police, two groups of men taunting each other inside the club turned into a brawl in which glasses and bar stools were thrown.

According to police, Hubbard was waiting with an assault rifle outside the club and opened fire on the other group of men when they stepped outside -- shooting 25 rounds at the three men and hitting them multiple times.

The crowd outside the club was hostile to responding officers and would not provide any information on the shooter. But, security camera footage led police to Hubbard, who was arrested six months after the incident.

All three victims in the shooting survived, but one man had his leg amputated.

Citrus was declared a chronic nuisance property by the City of Seattle in March 2013 after police visited the club 55 times between January 2012 and January 2013.