Tacoma Shooting – 4 killed in Washington, Tacoma shooting

The Tacoma Police Department say four persons were shot dead in Tacoma, Washington, on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities are seeking the alleged shooter, whom they say fled the scene after the shooting.

The Department said via Twitter –

Two females and one male had died at the scene and that a male was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said later that the person taken to a hospital had died from his injuries. “Somebody is shooting somebody across the street so immediately all of us got down on the floor,” Greg Riemersma, who heard the gunshots, said the victims appeared to be adults.

The shooting happened on the city’s Eastside in the Salishan neighborhood.

Police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said the shooting happened in an alley behind a residence at about 4:24 p.m. and that at least one victim was found in the street in front of the residence.

“This is a horrific crime,” Haddow said. “At this time I cannot say whether there was one or multiple shooters. “As of 7 p.m., no suspect had been arrested or publicly identified.

Crime scene technicians and detectives had blocked off several blocks around the shooting scene and were expected to gather evidence into the night, she said.