HOODSPORT, Wash. – Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating a shooting after a landlord shot his tenant in the Lake Cushman area of Mason County early Saturday morning.
Early Saturday morning, Sheriff Deputies responded to a 911 call report of a shooting at a two story condominium style home located within the 100-200 block of N. Duckabush Drive West, Hoodsport, WA.
When Sheriff Deputies arrived they found a young adult male suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to his shoulder and the other to his leg. The victim along with his girlfriend who was not injured were transported by ambulance to Mason General Hospital in Shelton, WA. The victim was alert and talking to Deputies and Fire Medical Aid personnel when he was taken to the hospital and his injuries appeared to be non life-threatening. The victim was eventually airlifted from Mason General Hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for surgery.
The victim and his girlfriend lived in the first floor apartment while the shooting suspect/landlord lived in the second floor apartment. The suspect remained in his apartment and refused to make contact with Deputies. The multi-agency SWAT team lead by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded and surrounded the residence for about three hours while the suspect continued to refuse contact. When a search warrant was received, the SWAT team deployed diversionary devices along with a Sheriff K-9.
The K-9 located the suspect inside the residence and he was placed into custody. After being examined at Mason General Hospital for minor dog bites and released, the suspect was booked into the Mason County Jail on charges related to Assault with a Firearm. No other persons or SWAT team members were injured in the stand-off and raid.
the Mason County Sheriff’s Department tess KBKW the investigation will continue in order to find out the motive behind the shooting as well as positive identification of the landlord and the tenants