Police: Child injured in shooting in northeast Spokane

October 24, 2021 5:15 p.m.

Posted: Oct 24, 2021 5:15 PM

Updated: October 24, 2021 7:10 p.m.

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A child was rushed to hospital after a shooting in a northeastern Spokane neighborhood while riding a bike home from a friend’s house.

Just after midnight on Sunday, Spokane police responded to a shooting in the E. Nebraska Ave area. and N Helena St.

Witnesses, including an off-duty police officer, reported seeing a group of teenagers walking in the area before hearing several gunshots. The police said the off duty officer found a child with a gunshot wound.

The child was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the boy was riding a bicycle home from a friend’s house when they ran into a group of teenagers. The shooting occurred during the encounter.

The police are looking for the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference number 2021-20183363.

This is a developing story.

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