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Woman found shot at mall is listed satisfactory

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2001

Tuyet Hagerup, 44, the woman who was shot in the head Thursday in the Nugget Mall parking lot, was in satisfactory condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the hospital said.

Hagerup was no longer in the intensive care unit, the hospital said, but did not provide other details.

"Our investigation is still continuing," said police Sgt. John Boltjes on Saturday.

Hagerup, who owns the Big Dipper ice cream store at the mall, was shot in the left side of the head, under her ear, at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the east entrance of the mall. She was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and late that night flown to the Seattle hospital.

Hagerup's sister Dao Tran of Juneau said Saturday "we have no idea" why the shooting happened. She said the bullet was discovered during an X-ray at Bartlett hospital "and that's all we know. We were just so shocked."

Tran said her sister has lived in Juneau since she moved to the United States from Vietnam in 1984. Hagerup has four children, two from a marriage in Vietnam and two from her marriage to Ron Hagerup. They are in the process of getting divorced, Tran said.

"She never hurt anybody or had hard feelings with anybody," Tran said. "She was working all the time, taking care of her kids."



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