Tacoma police were searching for a man suspected of shooting another man this morning on a South End street in a possible robbery attempt.
The 39-year-old victim drove himself to St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood for treatment of his injuries, which were described as non-life threatening, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
Neighbors called 911 about 5:20 a.m. after hearing gunshots in the 6700 block of South Park Avenue. Officers responded to the scene but found nothing, Fulghum said.
About 10 minutes later, emergency dispatchers were called about a gunshot victim who’d driven himself to St. Clare.
Officers contacted the man. He said he’d been driving around when he spotted a man he knew. The man got into the victim’s car and they drove to the 6700 block of South Park Avenue, Fulghum said.
The passenger got out, demanded money and then started shooting at the victim. Injured, the victim drove off, Fulghum said.
Officers had an idea of who they were looking for.