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Spokane Valley man in hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2021

Spokane Valley deputies responded to a shooting Wednesday evening that left a man with life-threatening wounds, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a call at a house on the 11300 block of East Seventh Avenue – an address “well-known” to deputies and detectives, the release said.

Arriving deputies provided aid to a man, who had several gunshot wounds. Medics transported him to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said.

Deputies had not identified a suspect or suspects as of Thursday afternoon.

Investigators believe the shooting was not random and does not pose an ongoing threat, the release said.

Deputies have responded to three shootings at the address in two years, according to a second sheriff’s office news release Thursday.

In June 2019, deputies responded to an assault that injured the homeowner. During the assault, someone fired a gun, but the bullet did not hit anyone. The case is “suspended” due to a lack of cooperation from the involved people, according to the release.

On Feb. 23, 2020, a 33-year-old victim was shot and later died in the hospital, the release said.

In that case, deputies suspected Brian L. Riley, who had 14 prior felony convictions. Riley remains in Spokane County Jail on charges of suspected first-degree homicide, attempting to elude law enforcement and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the release.

Major Crimes detectives collected evidence at the scene Wednesday night with Spokane County Forensic personnel assistance.

Deputies ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and use reference No. 10023396.

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