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Spokane police question several people after West Central gunfire

Multiple calls from people who heard gunfire drew heavy police presence Wednesday to the 2300 block of Dean Avenue in West Central.

The gunfire apparently came from a house occupied by at least four people, neighbors say. Spokane Police officer and spokesman Shane Phillips said “multiple people” were taken into custody from the home. There were no injuries.

“We detained some folks, and [the shooter] could be one of them,” he said Wednesday afternoon on scene. “We’re just sorting out the details.”

The house is located a few blocks away from Holmes Elementary. Phillips said there was no apparent danger to anyone in the surrounding area.

Spokane Public Schools officials said Holmes did not go into lock down.

Two neighbors who lived a few doors down said they saw SWAT in the area for about 45 minutes, and that “three or four people came out with their hands up,” Tayler Smith said. Smith said she didn’t see any weapons.

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