Two people shot during post-Super Bowl celebrations

SEATTLE -- Two people were struck in the leg during unrelated shootings near Pioneer Square following the Seahawks' first-ever Super Bowl victory Sunday.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the first shooting took place around 11:20 p.m. at First Avenue and Cherry Street. Officers arrived in time to arrest the suspect and recover a handgun.

The second shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. a few blocks away in the 200 block of Alaskan Way South. According to police, the shooter got away before officers arrived, but it is believed they knew the victim.

These were two of the incidents that marred what police characterized as largely peaceful post-game celebrations.