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Originally published Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:13 PM

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3 killed, 1 injured at tavern south of Seattle

Three men were killed and another man was wounded early Sunday when a brawl led to gunfire outside a tavern, police said.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

Three men were killed and another man was wounded early Sunday when a brawl led to gunfire outside a tavern, police said.

Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said dozens of people were leaving the Sports Page Tavern in Auburn, which is south of Seattle, at closing time around 2 a.m. when a fight broke out in the parking lot.

He said several people pulled handguns and fired shots, and three men in their 20s were found dead. A fourth man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in critical condition when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Hirman said some of the victims and suspects knew each other. Police detained a person of interest and arrested that person on an unrelated weapons charge.

Police have recovered two handguns. They believe several different firearms were used based on shell casings recovered from the scene.

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