March 6, 2012 in City

In brief: Police say girl shot in gang-related incident

 

Police believe a young girl shot Sunday night near Liberty Park was the unintended victim of a gang-related shooting targeting a 23-year-old man.

The girl, who authorities said is 6 years old, was shot inside a home in the 1800 block of East Fourth Avenue, police said.

Officers responded to reports of one man shooting another in the front yard of the home at about 9 p.m. The man who was shot ran to a neighbor’s house for help before collapsing, police said.

Officers carried the victims to an alley where medics were waiting. They were transported to a local hospital and were in stable condition Monday, police said.

Officers and police dogs tried to track the shooter but were unsuccessful. Gang detectives are now pursuing leads.

Meghann M. Cuniff

Opening date set for Mobius Science Center

Mobius Science Center will open on Aug. 3, with a grand opening celebration taking place in early September, the organization said Monday.

Construction is still under way on the 28,000-square-foot space at 811 W. Main Ave. in downtown Spokane.

Mobius has operated a children’s museum downtown since 2005. Mobius Science Center will be geared toward older children and adults and will focus on science, technology, math and engineering through exhibits and skill-building activities, according to a news release.

The new science center will include classrooms, an exhibit area, a cafe and a store.

“We’re excited to inspire the community’s curiosity and imagination as we begin previewing exhibits,” Chris Majer, Mobius Science Center’s CEO, said in the release.

Mobius also plans to offer science camps. Call (509) 443-5669 for information, or visit  www.mobius spokane.org.

Staff report

Bank robber drops cash when dye pack bursts

A bank was robbed at gunpoint Monday in northwest Spokane, but the robber quickly dropped his loot nearby.

Spokane police responded about 12:30 p.m. to U.S. Bank at Garland Avenue and Lincoln Street.

The robber ran with a bag of cash but dropped it in the parking lot of the Garland Theater after a red dye pack exploded.

He’s described as a black man in his mid-30s wearing a gray sweatshirt with his face covered.

The FBI is investigating.

Meghann M. Cuniff


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