There were two drive-by shootings in Tacoma within a half-hour overnight, police said Tuesday.
No one was hurt in either shooting. A vehicle and a townhouse took the brunt of the bullets, which officers believe came from a pistol later found in a 20-year-old man’s pocket.
The man and his 18-year-old cousin, who was believed to be the driver in the second shooting, were arrested on suspicion of drive-by shooting.
Police were first called about 11:45 p.m. Monday to a convenience store parking lot in the 400 block of East 56th Street. Officers saw the victim running through the parking lot and talked to him. The man said he didn’t know who had shot at him or why.
A gun and cash were found inside the victim’s car.
About 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to a townhouse in the 4100 block of East T Street after a family reported someone had shot up their home. Inside were three women, ages 40, 19 and 18, a 15-year-old boy and two girls, ages 3 and 1.
“The shots came through the walls,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
The homeowners said they didn’t know why someone would shoot at them but provided police with a description of the shooter’s car. Officers stopped it nearby and the 20-year-old man and his cousin were arrested. Police believe the older of the two was the gunman because he had an empty pistol in his pocket.
He told officers he was the victim of the convenience store incident and declined to discuss the second shooting. Stacia Glenn: 253-597-9653 stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com