by: Kevin McCarty Updated:TACOMA, Wash. —
One person was injured and two schools were ordered to lock down after a shooting in a Tacoma alley, police said.
A witness told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News he saw the victim covered in blood after he ran from the alley to a nearby carwash.
“He said he’d been shot and I could see blood all over him," said witness Scott Hutt.
Hutt said he tended to the victim’s injuries after calling for help.
Other witnesses said they heard three shots coming from the alley followed by shouting.
The victim’s 9-year-old brother saw the shooting and was still at the scene when police arrived, according to witnesses. He was not hurt.
Nearby Lincoln High and Whitman Elementary schools were placed on temporary lockdown as a precaution, while police searched the area for suspects.
The lock down was lifted about 15 minutes later.
Tacoma police said the victim, whose age is not known, was hit several times in the leg and hand. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment. His condition is not known.
There is no known motive for the shooting at this time.