Crime

Man shot with assault rifle in Puyallup parking lot

A man was shot in the leg with an assault-style rifle Thursday night outside a Puyallup fast food restaurant, police said.

The gunman has not been arrested.

Before the shooting, two men were yelling “gang slurs” at each other, police Capt. Scott Engle said.

Officers were called about 9:30 p.m. to a parking lot in the 300 block of Second Street Northeast after witnesses reported that a fight had turned into a shooting.

During the argument, witnesses said, one man retrieved an assault-style rifle from a white 2003 Cadillac Deville and fired once into the air. He then shot at the victim, who was struck in the leg.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and was expected to be OK. The other man fled.

He was described as a black man, about 225 to 250 pounds with either dreadlocks or corn rows worn under a hat. He was wearing a long black T-shirt with white writing and dark pants.

The Cadillac he fled in had Washington license plate number ALV3066.

Anyone who spots the car was asked to call 911.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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