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Gunshots follow hit-and-run crash near Underhill Park, police say

Spokane police responded to a hit-and-run crash and subsequent reports of gunshots near Underhill Park Wednesday evening.

Witnesses said a pickup truck traveling east on Eighth Avenue ran a stop sign and hit a car going south on Thor Street, causing a T-bone collision just before 7 p.m., according to Cpl. Teresa Fuller, a police spokeswoman.

At least two people who were in the truck ran from the scene, Fuller said, and people reported gunshots during the commotion.

Police believe the shots may have been related to people from the truck trying to hide, Fuller said.

Police had not located the occupants of the truck as of 8 p.m.

Fuller said police did not have any reports of injuries from gunshots, but the driver who was hit by the truck sustained minor injuries that would require medical treatment. The person was not transported to the hospital by ambulance, Fuller said.

Thor Street between Fifth and Ninth avenues was closed while police cleared the scene, Fuller said. She estimated the road would be open by 8:30 p.m.

Police are asking people who witnessed the incident call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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