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Spokane police investigate shooting outside Hells Angels clubhouse

UPDATED: Sun., April 19, 2015

A man was shot this morning outside the Spokane headquarters of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. Police do not have a suspect in custody. The man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the Spokane Police Department said. Police were notified about 11:30 a.m. The Hells Angels clubhouse is at 1308 E. Sprague Ave., between the Union Gospel Mission Crisis Shelter for Women and Children and the shelter’s Oasis Park, which has a playground. When officers arrived on the scene, the victim was no longer there. About 10 minutes later, police learned that a man had arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to the hospital to gather information. Detectives are following leads and do not believe there is a danger to the public related to the shooting. The clubhouse in recent years has been the target of raids by federal and state law enforcement. Loaded guns and marijuana were confiscated there four years ago. The motorcycle club also has been linked by authorities in Washington state to extortion schemes and murder. Three members of the Spokane chapter were convicted in 2007 of using the club as an organized crime ring, and some of its members have been tied to shootings and other violence throughout the West.
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