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One man injured in shooting near E. Pacific and Helena

By Annie Bishop, KXLY4 Reporter , annieb@kxly.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:41:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 02 2013 02:40:09 AM CST
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane police are searching for a group of men they believe opened fire outside a home, injuring one person in east Spokane late Friday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., Spokane Police Department said a group of men knocked on the back door of a home at 1607 E. Pacific. 

Witnesses said the men then fired at least six rounds through the back door. 

One man inside the home was struck in the chest and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"I don't think that it's random at all," Sgt. David Staben said. "But why it happened? I could only speculate. But, I think there's something behind the story and we'll get to it."  

The Spokane County Sheriff's helicopter, Air One, was in the air on an unrelated case and helped in the search for the suspects.  No suspect descriptions were available as of Friday night.

Sgt. David Staben said officers were at the same home earlier in the day for a dead body. 

In that case, Sgt. Staben said the person appeared to have died from a drug overdose.

It's unclear if the two incidents are related.

"We're processing the scene now, recover some bullets from inside the house," said Sgt. Staben

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