Shooting shuts down North Monroe Street at Fairview in North Spokane
Spokane police have cordoned off a section of North Monroe Street after a burst of gunfire from Spokane police officers erupted near the parking lot of a grocery store Wednesday afternoon.
Police confirmed they had officers on the scene of a shooting via Twitter Wednesday afternoon just after 4 p.m. No details on who was involved and extent of injuries was immediately available. A police spokesperson confirmed the scene was an officer-involved shooting.
Witnesses said they reported hearing multiple gunshots coming from an area near the parking lot of Andy’s Market grocery store at 3004 N. Monroe St. as a group of police officers swarmed the area.
Christopher Gray, who posted a photo of the scene to Facebook, said he walked up the parking lot just as shots were being fired from Spokane police officers.
“I was super stunned what I heard,” he wrote in a Facebook message. “I can’t be definite on how many shots or the amount of officers.”
Gray said he talked to a witness who reportedly saw the victim exit the store before being shot by police.
Linda Nagyfy, who works at a store nearby, heard four shots at around 3:50 p.m., but didn’t see anything. She said a passerby told her a bullet hole was in a fence near Andy’s Market.
Drivers are being advised to avoid Monroe, specifically to find an alternate route between Indiana and Garland for the next several hours.
This story is developing.