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Man shot on South End street, gunman sought

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm with 5 Comments »
July 30, 2010 3:15 pm

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.

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  1. sharonlee says:

    well it sounds like a drug deal gone bad to me(jmo)

  2. why in the hell is it that every time something like this happens it has to be a drug deal gone bad? Why cant it be one person stopping to say hi and helping another some one. Have we ruined our way of thinking so much because of a few okay more than a few bad seeds. what happened to society? is there any humanity out there what about real human beings.

  3. decomposing1 says:

    Because nobody just “Drives around” at 5 in the morning. You are either going to work or coming home from work. So yea “Just driving around” at 5am does sound like it’s a bunch of crack heads.

  4. AS a matter of fact there are a lot of people that just drive around,,, At all hours of the day or night.Accidents dont have a time prefrence neither dose Crime, But “YES” people do drive night or day due to reasons such as ,,,, Just had an argument with a loved one., Just found out about a death to a loved one or someone close.Cant sleep….,,,, Studying for finals…,,,, Trying to put a baby to sleep….,,,, ect.. The list goes on and on. So dont just judge a person on what you think you know based on Society…. Think out side the box,,,.. or the possibality of,, and you would not be such a judge mental misrible human being….

  5. webman888 says:

    Free Pyepye! At 5:00 AM ! Rally to follow……..

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