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Fatal shooting in north Spokane doesn’t appear to be homicide

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Police responded to a convenience store parking lot in north Spokane where a man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon. Police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have been an accident or a case of suicide. (Joe McHale / KHQ)
Police responded to a convenience store parking lot in north Spokane where a man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon. Police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have been an accident or a case of suicide. (Joe McHale / KHQ)

A man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon outside a convenience store in north Spokane, but police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have been an accident or suicide.

Officers were called just after 4 p.m. to JK Gas & Grocery at the corner of Nevada Street and Wellesley Avenue, where the man’s body was found, according to a news release. His name was not released.

“There are no outstanding suspects at this time, no one has been criminally charged, and there is not an ongoing threat to the public,” wrote Officer Nick Briggs, a police spokesman.

An eastbound lane of Wellesley was closed while officers were on scene.

Some witnesses were interviewed, but detectives were looking to speak with anyone else who may have seen or heard the shooting. Witnesses can call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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