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Spokane Police say a woman initially believed to be suffering from a drug overdose had actually been shot in the stomach Spokane Police say a woman initially believed to be suffering from a drug overdose had actually been shot in the stomach
SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman initially believed to be suffering from a drug overdose Tuesday morning had actually been shot in the stomach according to Spokane Police. 

Spokane Police Department Spokeswoman Monique Cotton said in a press release that officers were called to a house near E. Diamond and N. Regal in east Spokane at around 10:30 am. Cotton said a man had called 911 saying there was something wrong with a woman at the house and there may have been a gunshot fired. 

Once officers arrived, they found the woman vomiting and appearing to be suffering from a drug overdose. Cotton said there was a large amount of drug paraphernalia at the home, leading officers to believe drug use had likely taken place. Medics took the woman to the hospital and that's where it was discovered that she had actually been shot in the lower abdomen. She has not been identified, but her injuries are believed to be life-threatening. 

One the gunshot was discovered, the scene was locked down by police and Major Crimes Unit Detectives were called in to investigate. 

Detectives say at this point in the investigation, the circumstances leading up to the shooting are unknown. 

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