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Suspect arrested in Lakewood apartment shooting that injured an infant

Two units were hit in the shooting. An infant was grazed with a stray bullet and taken to Mary Bridge Hospital.

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Lakewood apartment complex on Friday evening that left an infant injured.

According to Lakewood police, the call came in at around 5:40 p.m. at the 8900 block of Gravelly Lake Drive. They described the scene as chaotic. 

Multiple rounds were fired into an apartment from the hallway inside the building. Two units were hit in the shooting, but police think one was the intended target. A 3-month-old infant was grazed with a stray bullet and taken to Mary Bridge Hospital.

The infant remains in the hospital and is in stable condition.

A 40-year-old was arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail late Friday night. The arrest stemmed from an unrelated incident for a felony offense not affiliated with the shooting incident, according to police.

The suspect faces charges of attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The suspect is a neighbor of the victim. Detectives are still working to identify a motive for the shooting.

According to police, there are no other suspects involved in the shooting and there is no threat to the public.

No one else was hurt in the shooting. Multiple agencies were called in to assist because it was initially unclear if the suspect was still there. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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