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May 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Man, 28, fatally shot this afternoon in University Place

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in University Place, Pierce County, this afternoon, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The man, whose name has not been released, was found near South 56th and South Orchard streets around 2:30 p.m., spokesman Ed Troyer said. Two suspects fled the scene and remain at large.

Officers are interviewing witnesses and reviewing video surveillance to provide suspect descriptions, Troyer said.

The shooting was likely drug or gang related, Troyer said.

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