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At least 8 injured in Tacoma shooting outside rave event

Investigators said shots were fired as an argument happened in the back alley of the venue where the party was hosted.

TACOMA, Wash. — Eight shooting victims were identified early Sunday morning after a large crowd was attending a rave on South Tacoma Way, according to the Tacoma Police Department (TPD).

Investigators said an argument broke out in an alley along the 5400 block of South Tacoma Way behind the private venue where the rave was hosted when shots were fired.

Officers arrived to find a "chaotic scene" with a large crowd and multiple shooting victims, according to Wendy Haddow, TPD Public Information Officer.

The first calls to South Sound 911 dispatchers went out after 12:45 a.m. when cars were reportedly seen speeding away from the scene. The area around the scene was shut down for the investigation.

All eight shooting victims are in stable condition, according to TPD. The victims are between 17 and 22 years old.  

“We had victims that were transported to three different hospitals by ambulances and private vehicles," Haddow said. "Our detectives are spread out on these multiple crime scenes, getting information.”

Police have not released any suspect information.

TPD is asking anyone who has information about the shootings to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Crime tips for police can also be sent confidentially by clicking here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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