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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 with 5 Comments »
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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  1. assinine says:

    She “didn’t like them [the two people].”
    So that’s a reason to shoot them?

    I know one of the injured, a retired Grandfather. Everybody has always liked him.

    More mental illness or burned out tweaker activity, This is why we need to be armed at all times.

    The state of Washington can’t protect us, so we have to do it our selves.

  2. nonstopjoe says:

    Being soft on crime only begets more crime. Shoot two people and the perp should go to prison for 25 years, minimum with no parole.

  3. photinia says:

    “this is why we need to be armed at all times”……you really DID choose the perfect screen name…

  4. interWOLFone says:

    Assinine had a valid point. The State can’t protect us. The County can’t protect us. The City can’t protect us. Unless an LEO happens to be in the right place in the right time…we’re on our own. Especially out in the boonies in a place like Wauna.

  5. MrCarleone says:

    Great !

    Laura Sorenson gets a taxpayer funded vacation in a Hug-a-Thug, Washington State PrisonyLand Hotel !

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