Police: 8 shot and injured after musical event in Tacoma | Oregon

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Eight people were injured in a shooting after a music event and five people were shot, including one fatally, in separate incidents in Tacoma, Wash., over the weekend.

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said in a statement that at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, people called 911 to report gunshots and fleeing cars in the 5400 block of South Tacoma Way. .

Officers who arrived described a chaotic scene with a large crowd, she said. Eight victims aged 17 to 22 were taken to hospital, The Seattle Times reported. All were in stable condition, Haddow said.

An argument had broken out in an alley behind the site and shots were fired, Haddow said. The police are looking for a suspect or suspects.

The incident happened about 20 minutes after the end of a hip-hop dance party and concert organized by Project X Parties and the artist “Sol. Luna”, according to the artist’s manager Juan Cornell.

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In a separate incident, Haddow said five people were shot dead in a Tacoma home on Sunday night. A 38-year-old man who lived in the house was pronounced dead in the backyard and the others were taken to hospital, she said.

Haddow said one of the men who was shot has been arrested for murder and two counts of assault. All parties involved in the incident are believed to have known each other, she said.

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