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Identity of second victim released in Tacoma shooting of 5 people

Shooting leaves 2 men dead, 3 women injured in Tacoma

Five people were shot in Tacoma late Tuesday, police said. Two men died and three women were injured. No one has been arrested.
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Five people were shot in Tacoma late Tuesday, police said. Two men died and three women were injured. No one has been arrested.

Officials have identified the second man fatally shot in Tacoma late Tuesday as 19-year-old Rigoberto Villagomez-Dillon.

It is unclear what led up to the shooting, which injured three women and killed Villagomez-Dillon and 26-year-old Antoine Jamir Holmes.

Both men died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police have not arrested anyone or released details about the incident.

Several people near East 38th Street and East Roosevelt Avenue called 911 about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday to report hearing gunshots.

Officers responded and found Holmes suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Acquaintances drove Villagomez-Dillon and three women who were shot to area hospitals before police arrived.

Villagomez-Dillon died at St. Joseph Medical Center.

All the women were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred near the home of Villagomez-Dillon’s aunt and uncle.

“He was a good kid and he was loved by many — by many — and he didn’t deserve it, not at all,” his aunt, Ara Hoptowit, told KIRO-TV.

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Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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