Suspect wanted after shooting man in Spanaway, stealing his car

Deputies are investigating after a man was shot and his car was stolen early Wednesday morning in Spanaway

At about 1 a.m., a person called 911 to report that the man was shot in a parking lot in the 200 block of 160th Street South.

According to the caller, the man was walking in the area when he heard gunshots and found the man on the ground asking for help. 

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The man, 29, said he knew who shot him and the suspect stole his car, according to investigators. 

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but his condition is improving.

Deputies said they have not located a suspect, but the investigation remains ongoing.

Neighbors tell FOX 13 News that crime is definitely rising in the area, and the data on gun violence shows it.

Office manager Mike Corning had a visible bullet hole in his building from where the man was shot, but said he can't find the bullet inside his office.

Office manager Mike Corning showed where a bullet ripped through his place of work.

"It’s sad," said Corning. "It sounds like he’s going to be okay, but that’s horrible."

Gun violence is already on track to claim more South Sound victims this year compared to last.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says their agency investigated 24 homicides where they patrol in 2021. Now, barely into April of 2022, that number is already up to 13 fatalities.

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