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Spokane shootings leave one dead, two wounded Saturday morning

Two shootings were reported in northwest Spokane early Saturday morning, leaving one man dead and two wounded.

The first 911 call reporting shots fired came in around 3:20 a.m. in the 1300 block of West Maxwell Avenue. Arriving officers found a dead man at the scene when they arrived, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Officer Teresa Fuller.

Major Crimes investigators were still at the location at 8 a.m. collecting evidence. They appeared to closely examine a red car parked on the sidewalk on the north side of the street.

A witness who lives down the block said he heard three rapid shots shortly after 3 a.m., then one more shot after a pause of several minutes.

The second shooting was reported in the 2100 block of West Sharp Avenue just after 5 a.m. Police discovered two wounded men, one with life-threatening injuries, Fuller said.

Neither shooting appears random but no arrests have been made, Fuller said.

“At this time it doesn’t appear the two are related,” she said.

Police are being assisted by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force in the shooting on Sharp, Fuller said. The FBI task force includes members of the Washington State Patrol, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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