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UPDATED: Two injured in Auburn shooting

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:54 am |
August 31, 2012 10:56 am

UPDATE as of 7:13 p.m. Both victims were stable and doing okay this afternoon, police said. Officers seized a small grow operation, packaged marijuana and a shotgun from the scene, they said.

INITIAL POST: Two people were shot late Wednesday when at least two men burst into an Auburn house and started shooting, police said.

The home invasion occurred about 11:50 p.m. in the 6000 block of South 298th Place.

Officers responded to the home and found two men, ages 23 and 24, suffering from gunshot wounds.One had been assaulted and shot in the arm; the other was shot in the leg and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

Both victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Police arrested one of the suspects, a 38-year-old Seattle man, near the home where the shooting took place. The second suspect is outstanding. One weapon has been recovered.

The motive for the shooting is unclear, but police said it was not random.

Up to five people were inside the home at the time of the shooting and detectives are interviewing witnesses to determine what led up to the shooting.

Police said they are obtaining a search warrant to look inside the home.

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