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Two injured in shooting at Key Peninsula grocery store

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
August 11, 2012 6:39 pm

A 20-year-old woman allegedly walked into a Key Peninsula grocery store and began shooting a handgun this afternoon, hitting two customers.

Deputies were called about 12:45 to the Peninsula Market at 14220 92nd Ave. in Wauna, for a report of shots fired.

Witnesses said the woman entered the store and walked around briefly before she began firing, Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said.

People in the store subdued the woman and “got her down and literally sat on her until we arrived,” Pastor said.

A man in his 70s was shot in the leg and a man in his 30s was shot in his mid section. They were taken to the hospital and their condition is not yet known.

The two people have non-life threatening injuries, according to KIRO-TV.

A 20-year-old male cashier was treated for a minor injury from a ricocheting bullet, sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The woman was arrested. Pastor said there is no indication that she knew the victims.

“This is a very calm place, no history of shooting,” Pastor said. “This is unique and shocking to people in the community that this kind of thing could take place.”

KIRO-TV reported that the woman told police she “didn’t like them [the two people shot].”

“This is my supermarket,” said local Diana McGhee, who found the store closed while officials investigated. “It could have been anyone.”

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and deputies coordinate the investigation of a double shooting at a grocery store at Lake Kathryn Village in Wauna, near Purdy, August 11, 2012. An improvised closed sign and a broken window are visible. Peter Haley / Staff photographer
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