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July 5, 2012 at 7:08 AM

UPDATE: Shooting in Puyallup; one critical

UPDATE AT 2:26 P.M.: Puyallup police say the victim is out of surgery and recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at Tacoma General Hospital. His condition is listed as serious.

The suspect has been booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault and robbery.

ORIGINAL POST: A 26-year-old Puyallup man was shot and critically wounded late Wednesday at an apartment complex in Puyallup, according to Puyallup police. The suspect is described as a 32-year-old man who lives at the same apartment building. Police said the suspect fled the scene at first but returned an hour later. He was arrested and booked into jail on assault charges.

The victim, who was shot in the stomach, was taken to Tacoma General Hospital. It’s not clear whether the suspect and victim know each other, but “words were exchanged” between the two men before the shooting, said Puyallup Police Department Capt. Scott Engle.

Engle said police do not yet know what the two men were arguing about before the shooting.

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