2 injured in Bellingham nightclub shooting, 2 suspects arrested

Two men were injured and two suspects have been arrested after a fight that broke out at a Bellingham nightclub that led to a shooting early Sunday morning.

According to Bellingham Police, two groups of people got into a fight outside The Underground, a nightclub in downtown Bellingham. One of the men involved, a 23-year-old, got a handgun from a nearby SUV and shot it into the air, police said. 

Police say the 23-year-old shot a 42-year-old man in the foot, then shot at two other people—a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman—before running away.

Officers were called to the scene, and witness accounts suggested a second suspect, who also got a handgun and shot into the crowd, hit a 20-year-old man in the leg.

Both victims were taken to the hospital. The 20-year-old suffered a serious injury, police say.

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The 23-year-old suspect was still downtown when officers found him. He refused to comply with police orders, so K9 Destro and his handler subdued him. He was booked into the Whatcom County Jail for three counts of first-degree assault and drive-by shooting.

The second suspect, a 27-year-old, was arrested a day later. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail for first0degree assault, reckless endangerment, drive-by shooting and malicious mischief.