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Driver died of gunshot wound to thigh

The 36-year-old man found dying of an accidental gunshot wound in the East Central neighborhood on Saturday was struck in the thigh, according to the Spokane County medical examiner.

An autopsy identified David J. Darling as the driver found wounded near Fifth Avenue and Magnolia Street around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Police were initially puzzled by the suspicious circumstances of the gunshot wound, but later said it appeared the incident was accidental.

The Medical Examiner’s report did not list a manner of death, citing a further investigation by the Spokane Police Department. The bullet struck Darling’s femoral artery in his left thigh, according to the report.

A nearby resident said Saturday he heard screeching tires, but no gunshot. A Spokane police officer performed CPR after Darling was found unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene.

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