PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Pierce County deputies are investigating a shooting in Purdy that sent one person to the hospital on Monday.
According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, the man was shot near 62nd Ave NW and 157th St NW. Deputies said the man, in his 30's, apparently drove to a gas station at 144th St NW and Purdy Dr NW.
"The man got out of the vehicle and immediately collapsed on the ground. The witnesses that were inside and outside pumping their gas came over, started to help him and call 911," said Sgt. Darren Moss, public information officer for the sheriff's office.
Medics took the man in critical condition to a nearby hospital.
"We do know the victim from prior law enforcement contacts, as well as the home where the shooting occurred. We’ve been there a couple other times," said Moss.
The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. Detectives waited for a search warrant for the home to help find leads in the investigation.
"Right now we’re looking into trying to locate the person who lives there, see if they were the ones that were involved in this shooting," said Moss.
No further details have been released. The sheriff's department is investigating.
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