UPDATE: Three Men Injured In Shooting On Key Peninsula; Shooter Told Woman She Was Molested

The shooting occurred at the Peninsula Market at 14220 92nd Ave. in Wauna. Two men have been taken to Tacoma General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Gig Harbor Police. Another man was treated at a nearby clinic.

UPDATE: 8:14 p.m., 8/11/2012

Authorities are now saying that three people were injured in today's shooting at Peninsula Market in Wauna.

According to The Seattle Times, Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the 20-year-old woman who opened fire didn't have any connection to the victims, just that she didn't like them:

One of the victims was in serious condition at Tacoma General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the midsection, Troyer said. Another man, shot in the leg, also was taken to Tacoma General. A third man, who appeared to have been grazed by a ricocheting bullet, received treatment at a medical clinic.

The Times also spoke to Greg and Maureen Sikora, a Key Peninsula couple who were nearby when they heard the shots. Maureen Sikora said she sat on the woman and talked to her, trying to keep her calm.

"The woman said she had been molested, and she just wanted to kill men and kill herself, but that she had run out of bullets," Maureen Sikora said.

(Click here to read the witness accounts from The Seattle Times)


UPDATE: 5:14 p.m., 8/11/2012

Several news outlets spoke to witnesses at the shop, who said they saw a woman walk into the Peninsula Market and open fire.

Two people subdued the woman until authorities arrived.

KING 5 spoke to witness Peggy Ensor, who gave this account:

"I asked her if she wanted to buy a ticket, she was very calm and she said no not today and she went into the store," said Ensor.

She says moments later, that woman's demeanor completely changed.

"She was in there screaming and hollering ... I couldn't hear what she was saying ... but the next thing I knew she threw her arms up, and pop, pop, pop and the next thing I know there was two men down," said Ensor.

The woman fired number of shots, two striking two people. A 76-year-old man was shot in the leg, and a man in his 30s was shot in the abdomen.

(Click here to read KING 5's complete story)

Authorities say the suspected shooter, who's 20, doesn't have a criminal history but does have a history of mental health issues.


Here's an update that we got from Gig Harbor Police regarding today's shooting at Peninsula Market:

Double shooting at Lake Kathryn Village (KPN). 20-year old female shooter. Two males w life-threatening injuries at Tacoma General.

Patch will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Michelle Smith August 12, 2012 at 05:13 AM
I agree with Chris. I think my first instinct if my kids were with me would be to get them away or shield them somehow. If I were alone, I think I would be more likely to intervene with an assailant. But it's really hard to know how you would really react in any given situation. Many factors would come into play.
phil August 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Grab the kids and get out ! Alone..? Grab someone else's kids and get out !
Brent Champaco August 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Thanks, Chris. Absolutely, as parents, our instincts are centered around the kids. You had to do what you needed to do. As far as the violence, I don't know. Maybe it is the weather. Shouldn't stuff like this be happening November-February?
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David Nogle August 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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