December 16, 2012 at 9:59 AM
One dead, three wounded outside Sumner motel
This post was updated at 2:20 p.m.
By Staff Reporter Bob Young
One man was killed and three wounded in an overnight shooting outside a Sumner motel.
A group of four California construction workers, in Washington state for a local job, were smoking outside the Sumner Motor Inn at 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a car pulled up and opened fire.
A 23-year-old man was fatally shot and three others were injured and treated at Tacoma General Hospital. Two were in stable condition, according to Carmen Palmer, a spokeswoman for Sumner Police. One was shot in the leg, the other in the arm and abdomen. A fourth man had surgery after being shot in the abdomen.
Palmer said the suspects were a man and woman in a silver or gray car.
The News Tribune
A 23-year-old man was shot dead and three others injured early this morning, according to Sumner Police.
Police say the men, construction workers from California, were smoking in the parking lot of the Sumner Motor Inn on Main Street at 12:30 a.m. Two men drove up, opened fire and sped off.
The suspects’ vehicle is described as a silver car with a spoiler.
Three other men are being treated for gunshot wounds at Tacoma General Hospital. Two of the men are in stable condition. The third required surgery. His condition is unknown.
Sumner Police and the Pierce County Metro Crime Response Unit are investigating.
Police say the victims did not know the suspects.
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