• Fight on Tacoma hospital's loading dock causes lockdown

    By: Kevin McCarty


    TACOMA, Wash. -  

    Quick Facts:


    • St. Joseph’s Medical Center locked down for 90 minutes
    • Gunshot fired on loading dock
    • No one hit by gunfire


    A Tacoma hospital was locked down for 90 minutes Monday night after a man pulled a gun during a fight and fired a shot.

    Two men got into what police called a “knock-down, drag-out fight” at a loading dock at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Tacoma police spokeswoman Officer Loretta Cool said.  As the two men fought, one pulled a gun and fired a shot at the other man, but he was not hit, said Cool.

    The hospital issued a shelter-in-place order as police searched for the gunman, but he managed to get away before officers could locate him.

    Cool said police are looking for a 54-year-old man in connection with the shooting. The other man, 56, had minor injuries from the fight, said Cool.

    Cool said the men were fighting about a woman.

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