Tacoma homicide adds to deadliest year on record

Tacoma is experiencing the deadliest year in decades after one man was killed, and another shot early Saturday.

Just after 6:30 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots fired and a vehicle speeding away in the 800 block of Division Avenue, near Tacoma’s Stadium District.

Two men later showed up at a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds and a car with bullet holes. One of the men later died, while the other is in serious condition.

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That adds to Tacoma’s homicide count, the highest since officials started keeping crime records back in 1980.

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