• Four shot at Tumwater home

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    TUMWATER, Wash. - Four people were shot early Wednesday morning at a home in Tumwater.

    Tumwater police say five people, one woman and four men, were inside a home in the 200 block of Gerth Street Southwest about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when three men entered and gunshots were fired.

    Four people were struck by gunfire. Two were taken to Harborview Medical Center and two were taken to St. Peter's Hospital. 

    None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

    Four of the five people who were inside the home during the intrusion live there; a fifth was visiting.

    Three of the residents were shot, including an 18-year-old.

    One resident of the home armed himself and returned fire at the intruders. Police said he shot at least two of the suspects.

    Money is believed to a possible motive -- as suspects demanded one of the victims remove money from a safe, police said.

    Officer J. Kold said there was a standoff situation after the shooting in which one man remained inside. SWAT officers responded. When they entered the house, they found another man with a gunshot wound.

    Police said they had been to the home before and that some of the calls were drug-related.

    Investigators are interviewing those involved and said no suspects are at large.

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