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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

UPDATE: Shooting at Gig Harbor market injures 2

The Associated Press

UPDATE: 6 p.m. | A 20-year-old woman entered a neighborhood supermarket near Wauna in Pierce County on Saturday and started firing a handgun, injuring two men, authorities said.

Witnesses said the woman entered the Key Peninsula Market just before 1 p.m. and walked around briefly before she began firing. People in the store managed to subdue her, Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said. She was taken into custody when deputies arrived.

Those injured were a man in his seventies who was shot in the leg and a man in his thirties who was shot in the mid-section. They were transported to Tacoma General Hospital. A 20-year-old cashier was hit by a ricochet.

People in the store subdued the woman and “got her down and literally sat on her until we arrived,” Pastor told the Tacoma News Tribune.

Pastor said there is no indication that she knew the victims.

Brad Boquist, manager at the Key Peninsula Market, declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press.

“It’s a small area,” said 20-year-old Hannah Hobaugh, who works next door at Cost Less Prescriptions, a pharmacy. “This stuff doesn’t happen here. It shook up the community.”

Hobaugh was not at her job when the shooting happened. Her co-workers called her as she made her way to the area.

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