Crime

Two men shot after brawls escalate

The Olympian
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Auburn police said two men were critically injured Sunday night after two large brawls escalated into a shooting.

Officers were called just after 5 p.m. to the 3400 block of C Court Southeast and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One man had been shot in the head, the other in the chest, Cmdr. Mike Hirman said.

The victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police arrested the suspected shooter.

All three men are in their early 20s, Hirman said.

A motive has not yet been established but it was prompted by “two fights that were somehow connected within a block or two,” Hirman said.

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