Questions remain after West Spokane Motel 6 shooting sends ATF agent, suspect to hospital

<p><p>The details surrounding a shooting Friday in a Motel 6 parking lot west of downtown Spokane remain murky.</p></p><p><p>An exchange of gunfire between ATF personnel and at least one suspect <a href=”” target=”_blank”>left an ATF agent and a suspect with gunshot wounds</a>, according to the Spokane Police Department. They were taken to local hospitals, and officials have not revealed their identities or conditions as of Saturday afternoon.</p></p><p><p>Police officers, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and additional law enforcement personnel from surrounding jurisdictions converged on the motel off the Sunset Highway to assist the wounded agent and contain the scene, police said.</p></p><p><p>Two other suspects fled the area. Police said its SWAT and K-9 teams were unable to locate the suspects.</p></p><p><p>After police cordoned off the area surrounding the motel Friday, there were no law enforcement, caution tape or any signs of a crime scene Saturday afternoon.</p></p><p><p>A Motel 6 employee said staff could not talk to the media.</p></p><p><p>David Herzog, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, declined to comment on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Saturday.</p></p><p><p>Public affairs from the FBI’s Seattle field office said in an email that the agency is working with its partners to determine what happened and that was all the information available at the time.</p></p>