News Shooting Update
posted by January 26 at 13:13 PMon
Seattle Police say Maurice Alan was shot on the street outside of the Baltic Room. SPD could not confirm whether Alan had been inside the club last night.
The 25-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.
Police don’t have much information on the shooter—who fled the scene—only saying that the suspect is “probably a male.”
SPD’s gang unit was on the scene and homicide detectives are investigating.
According to state records, The Baltic Room’s owner also co-owns the Level 5 nightclub—formerly Club Element—on lower Queen Anne.
In October, three people were shot outside Level 5, after an argument in the club spilled out into the street. Prior to that, in July, SPD broke up a fight involving nearly 100 people at the club, during a birthday party for NBA player Brandon Roy.
According to the owner of a business near the Baltic Room, there was no fight or argument preceding the shooting. The business owner, who witnessed the shooting, says Alan—a Franklin High School graduate—was standing in the smoking area in front of the club when another man turned around and shot him 3 or 4 times.
The business owner says he often sees fights outside of the Baltic Room, but that things have gotten especially bad since they started their hip-hop night. “There’s a really bad energy around there,” he says.