Crime

Man, 19, identified as victim in Hilltop shooting

A man killed in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday in Tacoma was 19-year-old Philip Ryan Jr., the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sunday.

Their records didn’t indicate where he was from.

Ryan was shot about 1 p.m. near South 10th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and died from his wounds at a nearby hospital.

No one had been arrested in connection to the shooting, and no motive had been determined, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said Sunday.

The shooting is not related to another that happened near the same intersection Tuesday, she said.

That shooting killed 26-year-old Steven Speakman. Investigators have not determined a motive, or made any arrests in that case, Cool said.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips are anonymous and can sometimes lead to a reward.

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