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October 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Man wounded in Gig Harbor shooting spree dies

One of the three men wounded when a woman opened fire at a Gig Harbor-area grocery store in August has died, KOMO-TV is reporting.

The victim, identified as David Long, 40, died today at Tacoma General Hospital, where he has been ever since the shooting, KOMO said.

Police said Laura K. Sorenson, 20, walked into the Peninsula Market at Lake Kathryn Village just before 1 p.m. on Aug. 11 and started firing at customers, according to prosecutors.

Long was hit in the torso by a bullet that went through his body and out his back. Another man was hit in the leg by gunfire. A third man, a store cashier, was wounded by a ricochet.

Sorenson has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and assault. She will likely face an increased charge now that Long has died.

Greg and Maureen Sikora, a couple who own a ranch on the Key Peninsula, were heading into a nearby pharmacy when they heard people yelling about possible shots fired in the grocery store.

“We know people who work in the store,” Greg Sikora told The Times in August. “They’re friends of ours. We were like, ‘Oh my God, what’s going on?’ ”

Fearful that people might be hurt, Greg went inside the grocery to see what was happening. A friend who worked there pointed to the shooter — a woman who was “just staring” and seemed “almost comatose,” Greg said.

He could see that the woman was no longer holding a gun, Greg Sikora said. He shouted at her to get down — and she complied.

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