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Spokane Police: Early Morning Assault Likely Gang Related

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane's Gang Enforcement Team will take over the investigation of a gang-related assault that happened early this morning and led to the hospitalization of one person. It started in Spokane Valley, but police say it ended at 2:00 a.m. Monday at 5th and Magnolia in Spokane's Lower South Hill.

According to police, several people were involved in a fight at a Spokane Valley bar—the name of that bar has not been released.

Somehow, police don't know how, the group ended up at 5th and Magnolia where a fight broke out. During the fight, police say there was a gun seen, but police say it was never fired.

Police say one person was pretty seriously beaten up and transported to an area hospital, but that person did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. According to officers there aren't any suspects because everyone was gone by the time police arrived at the scene.

Today the Spokane Gang Enforcement Team will try to piece together what happened and they're looking for anyone that saw or heard anything. If you know of anything call Crime Check: 509-456-2233.

According to the Spokane Police Department about 20 years ago there were around 250 confirmed gang members in Spokane. Right now there are nearly a thousand. That's what led to the creation of the Spokane Gang Enforcement Team, assembled in 2006.

A report last year says gangs' account for as much as 80 percent of the violent crimes in many communities. If you have information on gang activity in Spokane, you can call 625-gang (625-4264) to report that activity.

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