Police: 4 killed in Washington state shooting


Tacoma police stand by a covered body at the scene of a shooting in Tacoma, Wash. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Four people were killed in a shooting in Tacoma on Thursday afternoon, police said.(Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say four people were killed in a shooting in Tacoma, Washington, and police were searching for at least one suspect.

The Tacoma Police Department said on Twitter at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday that two females and one male had died and that one male was taken to a hospital.

Police said on Twitter about an hour later that the person taken to a hospital had died.

Police said the shooting happened on the city’s Eastside in the Salishan neighborhood.

Police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said it happened in an alley behind a residence at about 4:24 p.m.

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