Neighbors worried about safety of family after recent drive-by shooting


SPOKANE, Wash. — After a recent drive-by shooting that happened over the weekend, neighbors who heard are still shaken up.

“It was pop, pop, pop, pop, and pop,… pop,” said Julie, a concerned neighbor.

She didn’t want to show her face on camera and share her full name due to safety concerns.

“Then the car was racing down the road. You can hear the squealing of tires… going around the corner,” Julie said.

Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, Spokane Police received a call about a drive-by shooting in North Spokane.

The suspects fired multiple shots at a house and took off.

Less than 15 minutes later, there was another report of a drive-by, and a Spokane police officer, Kris Honaker, was hit.

Officer was rushed to the hospital, and the search for the shooters was on.

“It’s actually… 30…35…40 shell cases… little yellow tabs they use… it was all up and down this block… it was crazy,” said Brandon, a concerned neighbor.

Brandon also didn’t want to show his face due to safety concerns. He said he was in shock after he got off work.

“It’s scary man… Spokane didn’t used to be like this. There are a lot of kids around this block. Almost every house on this street has kids. People shouldn’t be running around with those types of weapons. I don’t know it’s crazy,” said Brandon.

The sheriff’s office is now the lead agency. One of the suspects was released from prison in March, while other escaped from custody in May and has had a warrant since.

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