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Victims of Monday drive-by shooting include 15-year-old member of gang that killed teen

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2020

A 15-year-old and a young adult were shot in a drive-by shooting Monday.

The two are suspected members of the youth-based gang whose members shot and killed 15-year-old Norvell Amos in another drive-by shooting last week, court documents say.

Just before 5 p.m. Monday, several 911 callers reported gunshots involving a sedan following an SUV south on Altamont Street, then west on Fifth Avenue, court documents say.

Occupants of the victim vehicle were mostly uncooperative with police but indicated “beefing” with “Fifth streeters,” according to court records.

A 15-year-old in the SUV was shot in the shoulder. Chase Robison, a recent Rogers High School student, according to his Facebook page, was shot in the leg. Neither injury was life-threatening, according to court records.

An uninjured teen was a passenger while adult Shayne Winston drove, the records say.

Winston is a 2020 Mead High School graduate, according to his Facebook page. At least three of the SUV’s occupants are possible members of the Swavii gang, according to court documents.

Spokane police met Robison and the teen victim at Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Department, according to the records.

Winston told police he was driving on Altamont when he saw Robison on foot and stopped to pick him up. As Robison got into the car, he was shot, Winston told police.

Robison also told one officer he’d been shot as he got into the vehicle but “refused to provide any other information,” court documents say.

Winston was “not forthcoming” about who he thought might have shot at his friends, but did acknowledge he had been “beefing” with people on Fifth Avenue at one point, the records say.

The 15-year-old gunshot victim, who officers knew to be a member of the Swavii gang, said they were “just buying weed” and refused to give more information.

On Altamont, officers found four .38-caliber cartridge cases, shattered tinted glass and what looked like a piece of a bumper.

Police are searching the SUV – which they could see contained bullet holes – a pool of blood, a cartridge case and a phone they believe will advance the investigation, according to court documents.

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