Yelm-area shooting prompts sheriff's investigation

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the Yelm area.

According to the Sheriff’s Office:

About 7:20 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to a gunshot victim who had been dropped off at the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority’s Mill Road station. The man later was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital; he refused to tell investigators how he was shot and provided conflicting information about where the shooting occurred.

He was scheduled to undergo surgery at the time of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 360-786-5500 or 360-704-2740 or Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.