Bystander Killed By Stray Bullet - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Bystander Killed By Stray Bullet

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A woman who stepped outside her home after hearing a dispute in the street was shot and killed, apparently by a stray bullet, in Tacoma.

The victim's brother, Vincent Silva, told KIRO-TV his 40-year-old sister had called 911 late Thursday night to report the dispute.

Silva says it started over insulting text messages exchanged between two young girls. One girl then called in friends for backup.

Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said when the victim stepped outside for a closer look several shots were fired from a car leaving the scene. The woman died on her front porch.

Tacoma police are asking the public for tips to help identify suspects.

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