Police investigate fatal shooting in West End of Tacoma

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday in Tacoma’s West End, police said.

The man’s name was not released Sunday by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Detectives are investigating his death as a homicide, according to a Tacoma police statement sent by spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

Police were notified about a shooting about 2:15 a.m. in the 3700 block of North Pearl Street, and learned the man shot was being taken to Tacoma General Hospital in a private car, according to the statement.

The man died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

According to the statement: the “investigation is in the preliminary stage at this time with no further information for release.”

Cool said police were not releasing further information Sunday.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell