At about 8 p.m. July 24, Tacoma Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the area of 4400 Portland Avenue. A male was reported to be laying down in the street, possibly shot.
Officers arrived and observed an injured male with citizens assisting him. The Tacoma Fire Department responded and rendered medical aid. He was pronounced deceased a short while later.
A second victim was dropped off at a local hospital. The second victim was pronounced deceased a short while later. Both males appeared to be in their early twenties.
Detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the two homicides. The scene has been processed and the investigation is active and ongoing.
Five people were detained. An adult male, an adult female, a juvenile female and two juvenile males. They all have been booked into jail on murder in the second degree charges.