Detectives Investigate Shooting on Wandermere Rd. near Elto Ave.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Investigators are at the scene of a reported shooting in North Spokane County. An adult female was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a shooting on Wandermere Rd., south of Hatch Rd. and just north of Elto.
The initial and limited information provided at the scene states the victim was driving a vehicle when someone in a red truck or SUV began shooting at the victim’s vehicle. The driver stopped her car, occupied by two adult passengers, after being struck by the gunfire.
The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on Wandermere Rd.
Deputies arrived at the scene within approximately 3 minutes of the call, but the suspect vehicle was not located.
The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced deceased.
Major Crimes Detectives are at the scene working to determine the events that led up to this shooting as well as the identity of the suspect(s) involved. Forensic Unit personnel are assisting with processing the scene and collecting evidence.
SCOPE SIRT Unit members are assisting with traffic control as Wandermere is closed between Glencrest Dr and Elto Ave.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased, along with the cause and manner of death, at a later time when appropriate.
Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not been contacted by law enforcement, or can provide any information, is urged to call Detective Keyser at 509-477-6611.
No further information is available at this time, and additional updates are not expected until later tomorrow afternoon.