A boy received life-threatening injuries in an apparent drive-by shooting incident early Sunday morning near North Central High School, Spokane police reported.
Police received a 911 call around 2 a.m. from a home in the 900 block of West Maxwell Avenue, according to a news release. The caller said his friend had been shot. The juvenile male victim, who was not identified, told police he was lying on a couch in the home and heard gunfire from outside.
The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries may be life-threatening, police said. The shooting appears to be gang -related, according to the news release, and police do not think there is a threat to the public.
Anyone with information about the shooting who has not yet talked to police is asked to contact Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and reference case No. 2022-20055313.
The shooting Sunday morning follows an incident Wednesday night in the Garland district when a juvenile male was shot in the foot. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Police said the shooter in that incident fired multiple rounds from the street into a residence.
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