SPOKANE, Wash. — Two men injured during a shooting in downtown Spokane's central bar district early Saturday morning have been identified as Eastern Washington University football players.
EWU leaders leaders said the two victims are football players Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore.
University leaders say they are currently working with head football coach Aaron Best to monitor the situation.
Both Hayes and Moore are listed on the preseason depth chart as projected starters for the 2019 season.
Moore plays the defensive tackle with the Eagles and Hayes plays safety.
Last season, Hayes was third on the team in tackles with 87. Moore had 15 tackles last season and six were for a loss, making his record fourth best on the team.
University leaders say both players are expected to make a full recovery but have not set a timeline for their return.
Police are not releasing any more information about the two victims, as the investigation is ongoing.
Details of the shooting
At about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Spokane Police patrol units responded to a shooting near N. Division St. and Main Ave., one of downtown’s central bar districts. Spokane police said they found two victims at the scene within a minute of receiving the report.
Spokane Fire and AMR paramedics treated the victims for gunshot wounds after police initially began treatment. The victims were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to Spokane Police.
Major Crimes Unit Detectives investigated the scene. They collected evidence and interviewed several witnesses, but no one has been arrested, police said.
Spokane Police said the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the motivation for the attack, are still unclear. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has pertinent information is asked to call Crime Check and reference case 2019-20129656.