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Update on Thursday night Tacoma shooting

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
May 29, 2009 1:20 pm

There’s a little bit of news to report in last night’s gang-related shooting on the East Side.

Two men were shot Thursday night after rival gang members flashed signs from cars as they drove down Portland Avenue.

Tacoma police reported one car contained people wearing blue, the other had people wearing red. A man in blue pulled a gun and shot at the other car, a red 1980s Ford Taurus.

The Taurus drove to the Thunderbird Trading Post on 72nd and Waller Road to ask for help. A passenger who was shot in the back of the head and was taken to Madigan Army Medical Center. He was alert and talking to officers. The driver was shot in the shoulder and talked to officers at the scene.

The two injured continue to get treatment. There is no update on their conditions.

Officers later found the suspect vehicle on fire in the area of East 35th and East T streets. The vehicle had been abandoned.

No arrests have been reported.

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