Police investigating fatal shooting at Lakewood Towne Center

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Lakewood police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at the Lakewood Towne Center on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, officers were called to the Target parking lot just before 3 p.m. for reports of gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers rendered aid at the scene and the man was later taken to Madigan Army Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter, a 23-year-old man, stayed in the area and was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

A gun was recovered from the scene.

Police say there does not appear to be any relationship between the two men and that there was no confrontation prior to the shooting.

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