Aug. 4 – An 18-year-old woman and 15-year-old boy remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition on Thursday after being shot on the West Plains on Wednesday.
The victims of the shooting gave the two suspected gunmen a ride from a casino and fled in the victim’s vehicle after the shooting, according to the original release from the sheriff’s office Wednesday.
A caller reported Wednesday morning that two people had been shot in the 7900 block of West Mission Road and that the perpetrators had fled in a white SUV, the release said. At around 8:30 a.m., a caller reported that a car in the 2800 block of West Elliott Drive was on fire.
The sheriff’s office confirmed Thursday that the burnt-out SUV was the same as those used by the victims after the shooting.
Spokane Falls Community College went into lockdown for nearly 2 1/2 hours Wednesday morning as police searched for the armed suspects.
Investigators are searching the vehicle to determine the cause of the fire and to find any evidence related to the firing of a firearm, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives continue to conduct interviews, collect evidence and review surveillance videos as they work to identify the suspects.
Anyone who has not been contacted by investigators with information about the incidents or who can help identify the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and reference number 10114965.