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Assault and subsequent car wreck sends multiple people to the hospital

UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

Spokane police received multiple calls Sunday evening reporting three suspects assaulting a man in the East Central neighborhood.

The assault occurred at about 6 p.m on the 1400 block of East Hartson Avenue. A bystander tried to intervene and the suspects threaten to shoot, according to a police news release.

Police found the suspects’ vehicle near Liberty Park where they fled police. The car crashed into another vehicle at Fourth Avenue and Altamont Street.

All three suspects and the woman whose car they hit were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Investigators said the attack appeared to be random or that suspects had mistaken the person they assaulted for someone else.

Police said at least one suspect likely will face felony charges. Names were not immediately released, police said, because they still were receiving medical attention as of Sunday night.

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