Police: Child injured in northeast Spokane shooting

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A child was sent to the hospital after being shot in a northeast Spokane neighborhood.

The child was riding their bike home from a friend’s house after midnight on Sunday when the shooting happened.

Witnesses, including an off-duty police officer, reported seeing a group of teenagers walking near E. Nebraska Ave. and N Helena St. before hearing multiple gunshots. Police said the off-duty officer found the child with a gunshot wound.

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

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