UPDATE: Attempted Murder/Suicide In East Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Attempted Murder/Suicide In East Spokane

UPDATE: The male shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Veniamin N. Gorkovchenko. Gorkovchenko died from a gun shot wound to the head. We're still awaiting the identity of the woman who survived the shooting.

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SPD PRESS RELEASE: Spokane Police responded to a report of shots fired just after noon today in the area of 3100 East 5th Avenue. Officers arrived and found one man dead in the front yard of an apartment.  A female was still inside the apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.

The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Investigators believe the male shooter suffered a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He has been identified as the female's ex-boyfriend, the two recently broke up. Both the male and female are in their mid 20's.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information about the shooting to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department now says there is no suspect on the loose after a shooting in east Spokane in the 3100 block of E. 5th. Initially officers thought that there was a shooter on the loose. Authorities tell us a man was found dead in an alley and a woman was found in a nearby house with a gunshot wound.

The woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. As she was being taken to the hospital she was able to identify the shooter who turned out to be the man who was dead in the alley. She is in the hospital in stable condition. The names of the victim and suspect have not been released.

Several neighbors told KHQ that they saw a red van leaving the scene at high speeds after the shooting took place. The person was later identified as a person who witnessed the shooting.

Police say the victim and suspect had just had a recent break-up.

Check back for updates throughout the night. You can also get the very latest on KHQ Local News 11@11.

 

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