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Officers search for gunman after shots fired at Tacoma home

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
April 10, 2012 12:44 pm

Tacoma police are searching for a man suspected of firing a gun several times at another man this morning in the Hilltop area.

No one was shot during the ordeal, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. Officers have an idea of who they are looking for, he added.

The incident began just before 10:30 a.m. when Tacoma police officers were called to a disturbance at a home in the 900 block of South Sprague Avenue.

The victim and a woman had gone to the home as a follow-up to an incident from Monday night, Fulghum said.

One of the people inside the house took offense after the man showed up. Words, then punches were exchanged at the South Sprague Avenue house.

As the victim and woman left three minutes later, a man from the house fired several shots at their vehicle.

The victim drove off. The shooter got into a different vehicle with a few others and followed the victim, Fulghum said.

In the area of South Eighth and Ferry streets, the gunman fired more shots at the victim’s vehicle.

The vehicle was hit. The occupants were cut by glass but were not otherwise injured, Fulghum said.

Officers connected with the victim and his passenger. They were searching for the gunman.

At one point, several Tacoma police cars were parked along Sprague Avenue outside the house where the initial shooting took place. An officer was seen walking around with a rifle.

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