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Seattle police: 2 wounded in shootings amid Super Bowl celebration; crowd ultimately dispersed

  • Celebratory fireworks are set off behind The Space Needle in Seattle, after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl for the first time in history on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks, in their second Super Bowl appearance ever,  won 43-8 over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)

    Celebratory fireworks are set off behind The Space Needle in Seattle, after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl for the first time in history on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks, in their second Super Bowl appearance ever, won 43-8 over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Students celebrate by setting a couch and other debris on fire at the University of Washington's Greek Row in Seattle after the Super Bowl  Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks, in their second Super Bowl appearance ever,  won 43-8 over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)

    Students celebrate by setting a couch and other debris on fire at the University of Washington's Greek Row in Seattle after the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks, in their second Super Bowl appearance ever, won 43-8 over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thousands of Seattle Seahawk fans celebrate in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle after  the Seahawks Super Bowl win Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, over the Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Erika Schultz)

    Thousands of Seattle Seahawk fans celebrate in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle after the Seahawks Super Bowl win Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, over the Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Erika Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

Seattle police say they're investigating two shootings that came amid widespread celebrations over the Seahawks' Super Bowl win.

Department spokesman Mark Jamieson says the separate incidents occurred just before 12 a.m. Monday near the Pioneer Square neighborhood and left two victims hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.

The motives for the shootings remained unclear.

The suspect in the first shooting was apprehended when officers in the area heard the shots and saw him running. No one has been arrested in the other shooting.

Jamieson says that for most of Sunday night the crowd was in a celebratory mood, but later on it turned ugly, with people hurling bottles at police and breaking windows. Officers in riot gear eventually dispersed the crowd.