Man with gunshot wounds dies on way to hospital, Tacoma police say

A man being taken to the hospital died from gunshot wounds, prompting a homicide investigation in Tacoma.

Tacoma police officers were dispatched at 4:15 p.m. Monday to the 8400 block of South Tacoma Way on a report that the Lakewood Fire Department was performing aid on a man who was shot. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds at an undetermined location in Tacoma, according to a news release from the police department.

A private vehicle was taking the man to a local hospital when the driver flagged down the Lakewood aid unit. The man ultimately succumbed to his injuries, the release said.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact the police department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.