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UPDATED: One dead, three others shot in Sumner

Post by Ian Swenson / The News Tribune on Dec. 16, 2012 at 7:41 am |
December 16, 2012 1:23 pm

UPDATE as of 1:14 p.m. The family of the deceased identified him as Rigoberto Daza of Madera, Calif. “Rigo” traveled to Sumner with uncles and cousins to work on the extension of the local Costco Depot, his cousin Esveidyth Cortez said. Two co-workers from Fresno and Cortez’s father were also injured in the shooting, and all are now stable, Cortez said.

Daza is survived by his wife and 1-year-old daughter, who he lived with in Madera, Cortez said.

“Quiet, honest, helpful,” Cortez said about his cousin. “You would never see him get mad. He was there for you when you needed him. A great dad.”

INITIAL POST: A 23-year-old man was shot dead and three others injured early Sunday morning, according to Sumner Police.

Police say the men, construction workers from California, were smoking in the parking lot of the Sumner Motor Inn on Main Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Two men drove up, opened fire and sped off.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a silver car with a spoiler.

Three other men are being treated for gunshot wounds at Tacoma General Hospital. Two of the men are in stable condition. The third required surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.

Sumner Police and the Pierce County Metro Crime Response Unit are investigating.

Police say the victims did not know the suspects.

Sumner Motor Inn

This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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