Police investigating North Spokane drive-by shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in North Spokane Friday morning that left multiple bullet holes in a car, garage and home. Unlucky for the suspects, the homeowners have 24-hour surveillance.

The shooting happened around 5:25 a.m. in the 5000 block of North Madison.

The homeowner, Pam Mims, was getting ready for work and chatting with her husband in the living room when they heard a lot of noise. Not knowing their home had just been shot up, Mims went outside to investigate the noise and found multiple bullet holes throughout her property.

The back of the house was targeted, as it faces an alley.

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"Five in the car, hit the garage, got three through the garage and two went into the house," Mims said. "Definitely a lot of damage to my car."

Mims, who has lived in the residence for more than 30 years, said she and her husband immediately called police. During the investigation, officers determined two guns were used in the drive-by shooting. Officers took bullet casings and pictures of the house for evidence, but Mims might have the best evidence of all: surveillance video.

The four surveillance cameras surround their home and run 24-hours a day. Mims says she and her husband run their commercial hood-cleaning business out of the home and wanted to protect that. They've also been the target of vandalism in the past.

"We've gotten our car egged and stuff like that," Mims said.

Sure enough, Mims rewound the tape to 5:25:06 a.m. and found a van rolling down the alley right when the shots rang out. She plans on burning the evidence to a DVD and turning it into police.

"The scary part to me is not that my car was damaged, but that [the bullets] actually went into the house, I'm still trembling on the inside, I don't know when I'll get over that," Mims said.

Mims says she and her husband have been trying to think of any reason why anyone would target them in a drive-by shooting and can't.

"I'm just thankful nobody was hurt," Mims said.

If you know anything about this crime, police urge you to call Crime Check at 456-2233.