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Shooting in Milton leaves one person hurt

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
December 6, 2012 1:49 pm

UPDATE as of 1:20 p.m.: An argument over rent between a landlord and a tenant ended this morning with the tenant being shot, Milton police said.

The wounded man, a Tacoma resident believed in his 50s, was wounded once and spoke with officers before being taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Police Chief Bill Rhoads said.

The landlord, a Milton resident believed in his 50s, surrendered to officers and was being interviewed about the shooting, Rhoads said.

The shooting happened about 10:20 a.m. at a building in the 1300 block of 23rd Street.

The two men met at the building, which has a three-bay garage where the Tacoma man was renting space to do car body work, Rhoads said.

The two men got into an argument that led to a fight and then the shooting, the chief said.

The tenant called police after he was wounded. The landlord gave himself up when officers arrived. He was treated for injuries from the fight but was not hospitalized.

Thursday’s incident was the first shooting in Milton this year, Rhoads said.

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The incident occurred about 10:25 a.m. in the 1300 block of 23rd Avenue, East Pierce Fire & Rescue reported.

Medics sent to the scene found one patient with life-threatening injuries, the agency said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

KIRO-TV is reporting an argument between a landlord and tenant preceded the gunfire.

Further details were not immediately available.

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