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Two driveby shootings reported Tuesday in Tacoma, but no one injured

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 30, 2010 at 8:08 am with 5 Comments »
June 30, 2010 8:08 am

Tacoma police were investigating two driveby shootings Tuesday night. No injuries were reported in either incident.

The first incident occurred about 10:30 p.m.  The victims were driving south in the 7200 block of Interstate 5 in Tacoma when a silver Intrepid pulled up.

Occupants of the Intrepid flashed gang signs at the other can and then someone fired one round from a gun, police reported. The bullet struck the wheel of the other vehicle.

Witnesses got a partial license plate of the suspects’ vehicle. The number and a description of the vehicle was broadcast to on-duty patrol officers, police said.

Puyallup tribal police spotted and stopped the suspects’ vehicle at 72nd Street and Portland Avenue. One witness was detained.

The investigation was ongoing.

The second driveby shooting occurred at 10:45 p.m. A small silver vehicle reportedly fired four shots at a home in the 8000 South D Street, police said.

One bullet went through the living room window. Three others struck the house. No one was injured.

The investigation was continuing.

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  1. toshort30 says:

    Instead of just broadcasting the license plate and the description of the car to just the police why not publish it so people could be on the look out. There have been to many things happening in tacoma lately, what the heck is going on. I drive through there alot and never once have seen a police car unless theres a call, and thats once maybe. Put some more under cover patrols or something out there and when theres a problem the police can be found in a hurry instead of sitting on 911 for 20 minutes before someone answers. You know what would be really funny is if the president called Marshall law, then there wouldnt be any of this stuff happening cause the military would take over.

  2. special__k says:

    This is the 7th gang related incident in less than 3 weeks that I have heard of that involved guns in the small Fern Hill area. What is it going to take to get more police patrols. Do we have to wait until the gangs take over our neighborhood like they did to Hilltop before the police come up with a plan of action. WE NEED ACTION NOW.

  3. wonderwhy85 says:

    toshort30…You are absolutely right. Why not give the info. to the public to help?

  4. DoradoTheDog says:

    wonderwhy85 & toshort30-
    1 reason and only 1 reason to NOT broadcast this info (any more than it already is- get a police scanner) is because vigilantes will end up causing more problems than solving when these types of things happen; as special__k says there are problems in the area and someone will take action before the “trained professionals” can shot the dark ones.

  5. Alaska47 says:

    If people pay attention to their surroundings and watch out for their neighbors, these people will be caught.Info forwarded to 911 operators is what will be needed to identify and arrest them.The Tacoma Police Department can and will find these people.

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