Deputies Respond to a Reported Shooting – No Injuries
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the area of 23rd Avenue and S. Pines Road. No one was injured but spent shell casings, and Deputies located a parked car that appeared to have damage from a bullet.
On August 25, 2022, at approximately 2:10 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area of 23rd Avenue and S. Pines Road for a reported shooting.
The victim stated he was out searching the area, trying to find his dog that ran away. At approximately 2:00 am. he was driving east on 23rd by the elementary and noticed a male walking across the schoolyard.
The victim asked the male if he had seen the dog running around the area and called out to the male. The male yelled, “What?” and began running toward the victim’s truck. As the male got closer, still running, the victim got nervous and drove away. As he did, he heard what he believed were four gunshots but did not see a weapon.
He described the male as white, in his 40’s, approximately 5’07”, and of average weight, wearing shorts, a white t-shirt, and a dark-colored flat-brimmed hat.
The victim was not injured, and his vehicle did not sustain any damage from the incident.
Deputies responded to the area, set up a perimeter, and began a search with the assistance of a Spokane Police K9 Unit but were unsuccessful in locating a suspect. They found a parked vehicle with damage from an apparent bullet hole and discovered three spent 9mm shell casings.
One witness told Deputies she was in her backyard and noticed a truck drive through the area multiple times (probably the victim’s) and heard what she thought was gunfire or possibly fireworks. She walked around to the front of her home and noticed the tuck drive off toward S. Pines and a male wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and a black hat, with a long dark beard running across the street and north between the residences.
Deputies collected the evidence, but at this time, a suspect has not been identified. This remains an active investigation.
Anyone with video surveillance in the area of 23rd Avenue, between S. Union and S. Pines, that captures the roadway or school, is asked to review their recordings on August 25, 2022, from approximately 1:30 am. - 2:30 am. for any footage of this incident, pedestrians, or anything suspicious.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or locates video is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10111765.