• 2 men dead, 3 women injured in Tacoma shooting

    By: Shelby Miller

    Updated:

    Two men were killed and three women were injured in a shooting late Tuesday night in Tacoma. 

    Police were called to reports of gunshots in the 2100 block of East 38th Street and East Roosevelt Avenue around 11:40 p.m.

    "He went like this, ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,’ and then he was over there and he said, ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,’ like that,” said William Satiacum. 

    Satiacum is angry and upset.

    His nephew, Rigoberto Villagomez-Dillon, was shot and killed Tuesday night in east Tacoma. 

    "It hurts. I was crying most of the morning. I'm sorry, I'm just frustrated, overwhelmed, if you could say. It hurts, he was my nephew,” he said. 

    Satiacum said the shooting happened just feet from his home. 

    "[My nephew] was on this side of the Jeep and that's where he got shot, right here,” he said. 

    KIRO 7 crews spotted bullet holes in the side of the Jeep. 

    Tacoma police said five people were shot. 

    The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Antonie Holmes, 26, and Villagomez-Dillon, 19, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides. 

    Villagomez-Dillon's aunt said her nephew was kind.

    "He was a good kid and he was loved by many, by many, and he didn't deserve it, not at all,” said Ara Hoptowit.

    People in the neighborhood said they’re used to hearing gunshots.

    “It's hard, I grew up on the east side, a lot of violence happens here,” said Satiacum.

    Tuesday night was the first time it's hit this close to home. 

    "It's cruel, it's evil, the shooting and the guns have got to stop. Stop killing each other. It's not good to us family members who have to suffer in the end,” said Hoptowit. 

    The three woman who were shot went to the hospital to be treated. Police said they will fully recover from their injuries. 

    Police are still searching for the suspect.
     


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