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Shooting Victim Released


The victim of a drive-by shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood was treated and released after a bullet grazed his forehead, police said.

There have been no arrests in connection with the Monday night shooting.

The 37-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld by police, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Officers were called to the Circle K at Third and Altamont and found the wounded man lying on the floor. He told police he was driving a friend to a convenience store at Fifth and Thor when they were confronted by “several people” in a gray, four-door vehicle.

One of the passengers in that car fired a number of shots at the victim and his car, police said.

Police are also investigating a reported shooting early Tuesday near the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds.

Officers responding shortly after 1 a.m. found an abandoned 1981 Chevrolet four-door vehicle blocking an alley near Fifth and Myrtle.

A witness reported hearing at least one shot and seeing two men jump from the car and run away.

Police found four bullet holes in the rear of the car, including one that went through the back window.

, DataTimes

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