PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Thursday February 21st at 11:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Evergreen and Indiana for a report of a possible shooting.
When deputies arrived, they contacted an adult male who had been shot. Due to the violent criminal nature of this incident, the Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team (SVCGET) detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.
This incident appears to have started in the area of Broadway and Sullivan Road and the two vehicles traveled to the area of Evergreen and Indiana. The victim vehicle pulled over and stopped. The suspect vehicle drove up and shot(s) were fired at the victim before the suspect's vehicle drove away.
The victim was transported to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
SVCGET detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has any information about this incident to call 509-625-GANG (4264) or tips can also be submitted through their website at www.stopspokanegangs.org.
The Spokane Violent Crime and Gang Enforcement Team is comprised of county, city, state and federal agencies. SVCGET addresses gang-related criminal enterprises and other violent crime matters in Spokane, Washington and the surrounding area.
TWITTER FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER: When the car stalled, the other car pulled up and started shooting. A bullet hit one person in the car, he is in hospital.
TWITTER FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER: This started between two cars at Sullivan and Broadway. Ended at Evergreen and Indiana when one of the cars stalled.
TWITTER FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER: Because of that, the Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team is taking lead. That team is both city and county members.
TWITTER FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER: Just talked to law enforcement, said that some of the people they talked to have some sort of gang tie.
UPDATE: All roadways are now back open. At this hour we're awaiting more details from authorities.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Right now, Indiana Avenue from Evergreen Mirabeau Parkway is closed as police investigate a shooting that.
Multiple agencies have blocked of the Hobby Lobby parking lot after one person was confirmed shot. That person was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. A silver car in the parking lot is being closely monitored at this time.
At this time no one has been arrested, but officers are looking for a black Jetta that they believe could be involved in the incident.
This shooting remains under investigation. We will bring you updates here online, as well as on Facebook and Twitter and on KHQ Local News Today starting at 4:30am.
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