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A grandmother was killed during a drive-by shooting at her home

Scene where grandmother is gunned down

An grandmother in her mid-60s was killed in her Eatonville home early Monday during a drive-by shooting, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
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An grandmother in her mid-60s was killed in her Eatonville home early Monday during a drive-by shooting, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

A grandmother was killed in her Eatonville home early Monday during a drive-by shooting, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators said the intended target was not the woman, but a man who often stays there.

"We believe this house was targeted," sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. "It's not random."

The victim, believed to be in her mid-60s, was in the bathroom when she was struck by a stray bullet.

She was home with her husband, daughter and two young grandsons.

The woman has not been identified.

Witnesses reported eight to ten shots fired about 3:15 a.m. in the 30900 block of Webster Road East.

Deputies responded and found the woman dead inside her home. Nobody else was injured.

No one has been arrested.

Detectives are speaking with the man who lives at the home and may have been the intended target in the drive-by shooting. Troyer said deputies have had run-ins with the man in the past.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Stacia Glenn; 253-597-8653

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