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UPDATED: Tacoma police investigate two shootings

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 10, 2010 at 8:18 am |
May 10, 2010 2:39 pm

Tacoma police are investigating two shootings in a 10-hour span starting Sunday afternoon. Neither victim suffered life threatening injuries, police reported.

The first shooting occurred shortly after4 p.m. Sunday at a shop in the 3600 block of South 74th Street, police reported. An employee at the shop and a person he knew got into an argument.

The suspect left and returned a short time later with a gun. The suspect allegedly shot the victim several times in the stomach area and then left, police reported.

Paramedics took the victim to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment of his injuries. The injuries were not considered life threatening.

The second shooting occurred just before 1:30 a.m. today.

Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of East L Street for reports of shots being heard inside a home. When they arrived, officers talked to several people who said a man had been shot and was being taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in a vehicle, police reported.

The witnesses were reportedly not cooperative with officers.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old victim arrived at the hospital with a superficial gunshot wound to his ear, police reported. He told officers a group of unknown men had pulled up in an unknown vehicle and fired indiscriminately.

Officers later got a description of one of the suspects. He was described as a Hispanic man, 18 to 21 years old, 5 feet5 and 170 pounds. No arrest has been reported.

The investigations into both shootings were continuing.

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