Large fight prompts water rescue in Spokane’s Chief Garry Park neighborhood
SPOKANE, Wash. — A large fight near the 2600 E. South Riverton Avenue caused a huge emergency response, and a water rescue around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.
Spokane Police tells KXLY4 at least 10 people were involved in the fight. When officers arrived to the scene, some of the people got in their cars to get away, but a witness said one of those drivers hit a pedestrian when they took off. That witness told police the person was flung into the Spokane River when they were hit, so water rescue crews were called in to look for that victim. A police officer told KXLY they were not sure if a person was actually in the water, but they did think at least two of the suspects in that fight ran off down the embankment and were hiding by the water.
Crews worried those suspects were armed, so rescue crews were told to stay back as a safety percaution.
Police also say at least four people were injured during the fight, they had non-life threatening injuries
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