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Sheriff's Office investigating domestic violence-related shooting near Fairchild Air Force Base

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Update: Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate a shooting at a house in West Spokane County. Deputies say initial information indicates the shooting happened during an altercation between a man and a woman who are in a "volatile dating relationship." During an argument which began Monday night and continued into the afternoon, the woman felt threatened and armed herself. As the argument continued, one shot was fired and hit the man in the leg.

Deputies responded to the shooting around 1:35 p.m. Tuesday. Arriving deputies talked to a man who had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. They also spoke with and detained a woman. The man was taken to a hospital. The woman is cooperating with investigators

Major Crimes Detectives were on scene Tuesday evening to continue the investigation. 

The woman told deputies she feared for her safety following an argument, and fired a warning shot during a struggle, which struck the man in the leg. 

Investigators remain at the scene Tuesday as they were to determine exactly what happened, whether the shooting was self-defense, or if anything criminal occurred.

No arrests have been made.

Previous coverage:

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a woman is cooperating with detectives after a shooting near Fairchild Air Force Base on Tuesday. 

Details are limited at this time, but detectives tell KHQ's Hayley Guenthner a man was shot during a domestic violence situation just north of Fairchild Air Force Base. The man is expected to survive and detectives say the woman who shot him is cooperating. 

Detectives say there is no threat to the community. 

We will update this information as soon as any additional information is confirmed. 

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