SPOKANE, Wash. -- Police confirmed that Mayor David Condon, Police Chief Frank Straub and the Knitting Factory CEO will meet Thursday to discuss moving forward.
Straub ordered the Knitting Factory to close on Monday morning following a shooting which left two people injured. Straub told KREM 2 News that he is closing the concert venue because of public safety concerns. Police have responded to four shootings near the venue in the past year.
Straub’s decision was effective immediately but can be appealed. Knitting Factory managers have 20 days to appeal Straub’s decision to close their venue.
Leaders plan to address the public Thursday at 11 a.m on collaborative efforts to prevent future violence at entertainment events.