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Man arrested after drive-by shooting in East Central Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police say a man is in custody after a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in East Central Spokane. Around 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of south Fiske on Spokane's lower South Hill. 

Witnesses reported an altercation involving John P. Luna at a house in the area. Luna returned a short time later and fired several shots at the home and then took off in a car. No one was injured, but officers found evidence of the shooting at the house.

Through their investigation, officers arrested Luna. Officers with the Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) officers followed up on investigative information and found Luna in an alley in the 100 block of west Houston in Spokane County just before 10 p.m. Luna was taken into custody without incident and was booked into Spokane County Jail for First Degree Assault and Drive-By Shooting.

He made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

 Neighbors in the area of the shooting said it happened on a family friendly block.

"Kids can't go out and play anymore because of gunfire," said Roger Bearden.

Bearden said he heard six gunshots around 7:30 Tuesday evening. Evidence of their impact is visible on a home. Bearden said he rushed to make sure his 8-year-old was okay.

"It's horrible, really," he said.

A few houses down, another parent was also on edge. Shonna Kelly and her husband were outside watering their lawn when they heard the shots.

"I just really think (the shooter) needs to be off the streets," she said. 

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