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WHAT WAS THAT: Shots fired at S. 13th St. and S. Prospect St.

Post by Joyce Chen on May 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm with 1 Comment »
June 1, 2010 5:30 pm

Tacoma police detained several teenagers after gunshots were fired at a Central Tacoma home Sunday evening.

A caller reported seven shots fired at a house on the 1300 block of South Prospect Street around 6:45 p.m., according to scanner chatter. Police spotted a teenage boy in a white tank top running into the house with a black rifle.

No one was injured, and officers recovered BB guns from the scene, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The teens might have been target shooting, he added.

UPDATE: Two adults were arrested, according to Fulghum. A 67-year-old man was placed into custody for unlawfully discharging a firearm and a 36-year-old man was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm.  The suspects were apparently taking turns shooting at a target in the yard of the residence. Police recovered a handgun with ammo and a BB gun.

Tacoma, what was that
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  1. bb guns don’t make the sound of gun fire. sounds like a neighbor didn’t like the kids playing with bb-guns and called the cops. and how many cops were dispatched? they were everywhere. cars, on foot, with binoculors, they closed down the entire block….. how much did that over reaction cost the city?

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