Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:05 p.m.
Spokane Police Officers respond to a shooting in the late night hours of Wednesday on the tenth floor of a local hotel. Two men were treated for gunshot wounds by responding officers and then transported to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
On 11/18/20 at about 11:52 PM Officers responded to a Hotel at 303 W. North River Drive to the report of a shooting with multiple victims. Two different calls into 911 reported there had been a shooting and someone’s “friend” had been shot and that someone was shot and was “bleeding out”.
Upon their arrival Officers contacted two adult males with gunshot wounds exiting the hotel into the west parking lot. The patrol officers rendered initial medical care to both men and then both males were transported to the hospital.
Officers located a black handgun on the sidewalk on the west side the building. A crime scene was located in a room on the 10th floor that extended into the hallway and elevator. The SPD Major Crimes Unit was called out and took over the investigation.
Witnesses have been, and are being interviewed. The preliminary information received indicates that the two men who received the gunshot wounds had set up a “meeting” in their hotel room with a yet un-identified male. There was a confrontation between the men that devolved into a shooting. Early indications are the weapon recovered in the west parking lot had been thrown through a tenth floor window, bounced off a car in the parking lot and landed near where the wounded men would be contacted by police when they left the hotel.
The other involved party has not been located.
All of the above information is preliminary and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call crime check at 456-2233 and share that information with police, please reference SPD report #2020-20201518.
Officer John O'Brien