Tacoma police are investigating a shooting tonight that sent a 28-year-old man to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, according to spokesman Mark Fulghum.
Medics were called at 5:52 p.m. to help a man who had reportedly been shot in the 1800 block of East 35th Street, but couldn’t find the patient when they arrived, according to Tacoma Fire.
A few minutes later, he turned up at a house nearby in the 2000 block of East 34th Street.
The man asked the residents not to call the police, but they did anyway, Fulghum said.
He was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center.
Officers are still trying to figure out what happened, but are looking for a male Hispanic suspect in his 20s, possibly three, Fulghum said.
The mother of the victim’s child, who lives nearby, told officers that he had left to go to the store, Fulghum said.
A K-9 unit is tracking the area, he added.