Man injured in gunfight near Tacoma elementary school

TACOMA, Wash. - A gunfight between five to six people Wednesday morning left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg, Tacoma police reported.

The shooting broke out at about 10:30 a.m. in an alley near 37th Street and Thompson Avenue in Tacoma. The suspects had all fled the scene by the time police arrived.

Whitman Elementary School, at 1120 S. 39th St., was initially placed on lockdown after the shooting, but it was lifted soon afterward.

Police are now hunting for the shooters.


This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.