The Crime Corner: Pierce County shooting injures child, Seattle jewelry store smash-and-grab


KIRO Newsradio reporter Darren Dedo covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound area on the morning of July 27: a shooting that injured several people in Pierce County, a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store a occurred in Seattle, and a native person has been missing for four days.

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Shooting in Pierce County leaves two injured

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies said a child and a man were injured in a shooting that occurred around 1:30 a.m. this morning in the area of ​​South 98th Street and South Ainsworth Street.

Deputies and Tacoma police found a wrecked vehicle on South 98th Street with an injured man inside.

Deputies were aware of other shootings at a home in 97th Street Court South on Sunday and Monday mornings. They investigated the scene and found over 80 shell casings in the street.

Deputies said the victim was shot in the vehicle and had a gun in the front seat.

According to deputies, a house on the corner of 98th Street South and Ainsworth Avenue South was hit by gunfire at least 30 times. A bullet grazed a 12-year-old girl inside the house. She was treated by doctors and stayed at home. Her grandmother says she woke up with a ball sitting next to her arm in bed.

Deputies believe the man in the car may have shot people loitering in the street, and they fired back. The people in the street left the scene. No suspects are in custody and the investigation is continuing.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Jewelry store victim of armed robbery

Seattle police are investigating after burglars broke into a downtown jewelry store early Wednesday morning.

The SPD says it happened around 3:30 a.m. Police received a 911 report of a burglary at the business in the 1600 block of 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a stolen gray SUV had backed into the business, damaging the entrance to the store. Investigators believe the suspects entered the store, broke into storefronts and stole jewelry before fleeing.

If you have any information on this case, please contact Seattle Police via 911.

A native has been missing for four days

Law enforcement has issued a missing Indigenous person alert for 38-year-old Angela Maguire. She is 38 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.

Angela was last known in Ferndale, WA on July 23. She is a missing person on the way out due to a mental health crisis.

The Washington State Patrol activated the Native Missing Person Alert on behalf of the Lummi Nation Police Department.

If you saw her, call 911.

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