Man shot during Tacoma home invasion

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TACOMA, Wash. —

A 19-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning by intruders breaking into his home, said Mark Fulghum of the Tacoma Police Department.

 

Police said a 911 call was received at 4:24 a.m. and officers responded to a home located in the 1000 block of Trafton Street.

 

According to police, two or three masked intruders, at least one with a gun, were dressed in black, and police said the intruders broke into the home by kicking in the door.

 

The victim’s uncle told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that his nephew was shot outside of the home and the man’s father chased the intruders with a baseball bat.

 

Relatives said seven people were inside of the home during the time of the incident, and said there was a previous incident at the home.

 

According to Fulghum, there was no indication of drug or gang involvement with the shooting.

 

Relatives told KIRO 7 the victim is currently doing OK.

 

Tacoma police are continuing to investigate the incident.