Wauna market shooting suspect to face attempted murder

Wauna market shooting suspect to face attempted murder

Wauna market shooting suspect to face attempted murder

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 1:56 PM

The woman accused of opening fire inside a Gig Harbor-area grocery store, injuring three people, will be in court Monday.

Laura Katja Sorenson, 20, will be charged with three counts of first degree attempted murder with intent to commit murder in Pierce County.

One witness said that in the minutes following the shooting, Sorenson claimed she had been molested and wanted to kill men, according to a report in the Seattle Times.

Detectives have not officially said what may have prompted the shooting, but do not believe Sorenson and victims knew each other. 

Police said she entered the Peninsula Food & Market in Wauna Saturday armed with a gun and shot two men. Both victims were seriously injured; one was shot in his torso and the other was shot in the leg. A bullet ricocheted and injured a third victim, a cashier.

Witnesses Greg and Maureen Sikora heard the shots and raced into the store, according to the Times. They described Sorenson as "comatose" and "just staring" when they came upon her.

Maureen reportedly sat on Sorenson and talked to her while her husband tended to one of the victims.

Sorenson was arrested and remains in the Pierce County Jail.

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