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Two arrested for shooting at house, yelling racial slurs at family inside

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Police have arrested two men for what witnesses say was a racially motivated shooting. Both men are convicted felons. Witnesses heard racial slurs just prior to the shooting, according to court documents.

It happened on North Wiscomb Avenue just before 11:30 PM. The woman who lives in the home that was shot up said was inside with her friend and two children. She said it's nothing short of a miracle that no was hit by the gunfire.

"We're lucky to be alive, all of us," she said.

The woman, who asked not to be identified because she's still terrified, said it all started when he friend was over doing some work in her yard.

"My friend was outside," she said. "My neighbor came over and said 'black lives don't matter, only white lives matter.'"

Witnesses heard the suspects say other remarks such as "heil the KKK. White Power." A witnesses also told police they heard one man say to the victim "you don't deserve to be breathing white man's air." Minutes later, up to 10 shots were heard according to the woman we spoke with.

"One of the bullets went through my TV, another through one of my pictures on the wall, my calendar," she said. "We just hit the ground in the living room until we didn’t hear anything else and the car drive off."

Detectives worked the case for a straight 24 hours, finally arresting 12 time convicted felon 32-year-old Jason E. Cooper and 16 time convicted felon 36-year-old Donald L. Prichard for the shooting. They made their first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

The victim's said they are all still very shaken up and baffled by the hate.

"I wouldn't want to crawl into anybody's mind like that," one victim said.

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