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Man hospitalized after being shot in chest

A west Spokane man was hospitalized Friday evening after he was shot in his home.

The victim, Terry Herzog, who is in his 50s, was shot in his chest while he was sitting on a couch, neighbors said.

Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Arleth said the full extent of Herzog’s injuries was unclear. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and his condition was not available late Friday.

“This does not appear to be random,” Arleth said. “Somebody came here on purpose.”

Police were called about 7:45 p.m. to the home of Herzog and his housemate, Sandy Burr, at 1206 S. F Street. F Street serves as the entrance to Finch Arboretum.

A neighbor, Ron Adamson, said he was just about to take out the trash when he heard the shots. When he stepped outside, he saw a man running and a car driving from the scene. Adamson said he believed the man jumped into the vehicle after they were out of sight.

Adamson said he went to his neighbors’ home when he noticed that their storm window had been shot out. Burr was on the phone with 911 when Adamson arrived.

“I patted his (Herzog’s) forehead and said, ‘Just hang on, you’re going to make it,’ ” Adamson said. “He was getting real pale when the ambulance got there.”

Adamson said he later heard that the bullet missed Herzog’s heart and that he is expected to recover.