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Multiple people shot during incident near A.M. Cannon Park on Sunday afternoon, Spokane police say

Spokane police investigate a shooting near A.M. Cannon Park on Sunday. (Emma Epperly / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane police investigate a shooting near A.M. Cannon Park on Sunday. (Emma Epperly / The Spokesman-Review)

A shooting on the east side of A.M. Cannon Park near West Central sent multiple people to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., Spokane Police responded to reports of a shooting near the park. Responding officers found a gun left behind, said Spokane Police Cpl. Nick Briggs.

Multiple shooting victims are being treated at area hospitals, but Briggs did not release their conditions.

Darren Cliff lives near the park and said he heard about six or seven gunshots. Cliff said surveillance camera footage at his house showed multiple people getting into two vehicles and speeding away from the scene.

Cliff said his West Central neighborhood sees a significant amount of crime but rarely a shooting.

“There’s crime almost every night,” Cliff said.

No suspects had been arrested as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, but multiple people were giving statements to police, Briggs said.

Briggs said authorities did not yet know a motive for the shooting as of Sunday evening. The Major Crimes unit of the Police Department continued to investigate.

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