Police: Bullets pierce South Hill home in gang-related shooting

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 5:36 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A shooting on Spokane’s South Hill is gang related, according to police.

Several neighbors called police early Thursday after hearing gunshots near 8th and Sherman.

Investigators said someone fired between six and ten bullets into the front of a home on the block.  Some of the bullets penetrated the living room and bedroom.  A family was home at the time, including their grade school-age daughter. None of them were hurt.

Officers said it was unclear whether the suspect was on foot or in a car, but road construction would’ve added obstacles for a car to get away quickly.  Authorities believe the shooting was not random because no other homes on the block were shot at.

Neighbors tell KREM 2 they’ve been living in fear of this residence, which they call a gang house. One woman living nearby, who asked to remain anonymous, says the shooting made her heart sink.

“I wasn’t shocked. I was horrified about it.”

The woman says police are constantly responding to the house. Spokane police back up those claims. They’ve sent officers to that address more than a dozen times just this year.

“We’ve had continuous issues with the tenants of this house. We’ve made numbers phone calls to the owner of the property to clean up the property and manage his tenants.”

Spokane police say the people inside at the time of the shooting are not cooperating.

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