Man seriously injured after confrontation in Marysville

Witnesses told police that they heard a gunshot and saw two men pile into a white SUV.

MARYSVILLE — A man was seriously wounded Tuesday evening after some sort of confrontation ended in gunfire in the parking lot outside an area motel.

The victim, 31, was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett with life-threatening injuries.

The violence unfolded about 7 p.m. in the 300 block of Beach Avenue. Witnesses told police that they heard a gunshot and saw two men pile into a white sport utility vehicle. They then sped away.

Officers were in the area and reached the scene roughly a minute after the 911 call was placed, Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas said. They set up containment and began searching.

As the search progressed east from the shooting scene toward town, a couple of people ran from officers. They were tracked down and determined to be attempting to evade arrest on unrelated warrants, Thomas said.

Two hours after the shooting, detectives were working in freezing temperatures, gathering evidence at the scene. A search was still under way for the people in the SUV.

Police believe they know the identity of the man who was shot, and while they were still gathering information about what led up to the gunfire, they do not believe there is a threat to others in the community, Thomas said.

“Early indications are it is not a random act of violence,” he said.

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