SPD & Medics Respond to Trouble Unknown Call

Doctors Determine Victim Was Shot

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.

Spokane Police Patrol officers and Major Crimes detectives are investigating an incident involving an initial report of unknown trouble at a north Spokane residence. Upon arrival, officers and medics believed the female at the location was suffering from a drug overdose. When the female arrived at the hospital, doctors located a single gunshot wound to her lower abdomen. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

This morning at approximately 10:30 am, Spokane Police received a report of an unknown trouble at an apartment in the 2900 block of E. Diamond. The male caller indicated there was something wrong with the female at the residence and that there may have been a gunshot fired at the location.

Officers responded to the location and found a female who was vomiting and appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose. There was a large amount of drug paraphernalia at the residence, indicating drug use had likely taken place. In addition to police, medics responded to the location and transported the female to the hospital. While at the hospital, medical personnel discovered a single gunshot wound to the female’s lower abdomen.

The scene was immediately locked down by Spokane Police and Major Crimes detectives have responded to the scene.

At this point in the investigation, the circumstances leading up to the initial police report are unknown.

The female is currently hospitalized with a life-threatening injury.

Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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