SPOKANE, Wash. -- A bouncer at a bar in Downtown Spokane was recovering Thursday after being shot in the leg overnight. Police were still looking for the shooters.
Police said they started getting calls around 1:45 a.m. about shots fired at the Lion's Lair pub. Officers found two bullet holes in the front window of the bar and a bouncer who had been shot in the leg, investigators said.
According to officials, the bouncer had earlier ejected two patrons from the bar. The same patrons returned a short time later, said investigators, and opened fire from outside.
“You know I was at the hospital with him all the way through the morning. His family showed up then to comfort him. He’ll be okay but he was shot so he’s not really happy about the situation,” said Rich Adams, the owner of Lions Lair.
Spokane police said a lot of people were inside when the shooting happened, and were directly in the line of fire.
"While it wasn't random, it was extraordinarily reckless,” said Lt. Dean Sprague with SPD. “It could have been a lot worse. We’re very grateful it wasn’t.”
Police were interviewing witnesses and investigating surveillance video to piece together what happened.
One suspect was described as a black male with dread locks, woven with blue and white beads. The second suspect was described as either Hispanic or black, between 5’8” and 5’10” with a medium build.
Spokane police asked anyone with information to call Crime Check.