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Police look for information after Monday night drive-by shooting on North Division

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

Bullets flew across Division Street on Monday night when motorists exchanged gunfire in north Spokane.

Spokane police officers responded to the 4400 block of North Division Street near Heroy Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. and spoke with a complainant and multiple witnesses, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The complainant told police he was in his car on Heroy at about 7:45 p.m. when the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu heading the opposite direction shot at him. The complainant said he did not recognize the driver. He told police he returned fire when the car looped around a second time.

The complainant was not hit and neither was his vehicle, police said. A witness cleaning the NorthTown Office Building, 4407 N. Division Ave., across from where the shooting took place, told police she was looking out the window when it shattered.

The woman works for ABM, a building maintenance firm. ABM district manager Josh Woolett said his employee was cleaning the lobby when she saw the window shatter but did not see what caused the glass to break or hear any gunshots.

“I think they were pretty fortunate that no one was hurt,” Woolett said.

A maintenance man from the building later found a bullet lodged in the window frame.

Other witnesses described seeing an exchange of gunfire between two cars, police say.

Police ask that anyone with information related to the incident call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 with reference No. 20202-20200240.

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