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Spokane police: 2 shootings had same target

Police say a drive-by shooting last weekend targeted the same man they believe was the intended victim in another shooting last month.

No one was injured when at least eight shots were fired outside 857 E. Lyons Ave. late Saturday – also the location of a Feb. 14 drive-by shooting that damaged a vehicle.

A search warrant filed Wednesday identifies the intended victim in both cases as 26-year-old William Alexander-Durr.

Alexander-Durr told police he was standing outside his girlfriend’s apartment Saturday when a passenger in a silver 1999 Mercedes-Benz fired eight shots. Police searched that car and its owner’s apartment Tuesday, but no arrests have been made.

Alexander-Durr was one of several men arrested last fall in connection with a stabbing in front of a Spokane night club. He pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to riot and received credit for two days served in Spokane County Jail.