South Sound News

Two men shot near Tacoma homeless shelter

Two men were shot early Thursday morning near a homeless shelter in Tacoma, according to the Tacoma Police Department.

At about 1 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 700 block of South 14th Street, near the Nativity House.

When officers arrived, they found two men -- ages 35 and 47 -- with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries to their legs.

Officers treated the victims with tourniquets until medics with the Tacoma Fire Department arrived.

Both men were transported to a hospital.

An unknown suspect ran from the scene. The circumstances that led up to the shooting is unknown.

Police are investigating.