A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg after at least two suspects entered his home in Tenino Monday night, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia and was reportedly in stable condition Tuesday.
According to Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady, the man was home alone in the 500 block of Huston Street about 10 p.m. Monday when two, possibly three suspects, entered the residence and began shooting at him.
The victim, who also had a weapon, returned fire and the suspects fled.
Brady said the Sheriff’s Office does not have a description of the suspects, but they were last seen driving a “larger SUV,” he said.
Brady does not believe this was a random event. “I suspect there’s a tie to the house or the victim,” he said.