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Two hospitalized after shooting at Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

Two people were injured after a shooting Wednesday night at the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane.

Police responded to multiple 911 calls just before midnight reporting the shooting and indicating one of the injured people was “bleeding out,” according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds leaving the hotel through the west parking lot. After giving them medical care, both men were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Police believe the shooting started in a hotel room on the 10th floor, and spilled out into the hallway and elevator.

Preliminary information from witnesses indicated the two injured men set up a meeting with an another man in their hotel room, police said. The meeting devolved into a confrontation, then shooting.

A handgun was found on the sidewalk outside of the hotel, and police said they believe it was thrown from a 10th-floor window.

The third man involved in the shooting has not been located, police said.

Police stressed the details released so far are preliminary and asked anyone with information to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and reference incident No. 2020-20201518.

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