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May 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Police: Auburn shooting stemmed from drug deal

Police say it was a drug deal gone wrong that led to one woman being shot in the neck and two people being arrested in Auburn this morning.

Auburn police said the victim, a woman in her 30s, and the two suspects, a man and a woman, met in a car in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Auburn Way South at 9:40 a.m.

“This meeting was for a drug transaction but became a robbery,” police said in a statement released this afternoon.

Police said the man pulled a handgun and a “physical altercation took place in the car.” The man then got out of the car and fired an unknown number of times at the victim, who was in the driver’s seat, police said.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle; her condition was not immediately known, police said.

Both suspects were found nearby and taken into custody, police said.

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