Residents on edge after two men injured in drive-by shooting near Gonzaga

<p><p>Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Logan Neighborhood near the Gonzaga University campus Tuesday evening.</p></p><p><p>Spokane police received a call that shots had been fired at Mission Avenue and Addison Street at about 6:30 p.m., said Julie Humphreys, a department spokesperson.</p></p><p><p>Officers arrived to find one man shot in the leg with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was transported to a local hospital.</p></p><p><p>At about the same time, another man showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to police.</p></p><p><p>Police believe the gunshot wounds were the result of a drive-by shooting in the area. There is no indication the shooting was related to the university, Humphreys said.</p></p><p><p>Johan Garibay, a Gonzaga senior who plays goalkeeper on the school’s soccer team, said he was inside his home near the intersection when he heard a gunshot, followed by six or seven more. He said he then heard a couple tires squealing, followed by the sound of a car crash.</p></p><p><p>“I assumed it was a drive-by,” Garibay said. “That’s what I kind of pieced together myself.”</p></p><p><p>Kathy Roberg, who lives on the corner of the intersection, said she heard five shots. She and her friends initially thought the gunshots were a vehicle backfiring but then figured otherwise.</p></p><p><p>Like Garibay, Roberg said she then heard a car crash sound and saw a black car speeding north on Addison Street. She said something, possibly a vehicle fender, rolled to the curb.</p></p><p><p>“I’ve never heard shots that close before,” Roberg said. “We’ve had accidents here on this corner but I’ve never heard the shots before. That was the scary part.”</p></p><p><p>Eric Ginn, another neighbor, said he heard four shots from inside his home. He put on his sandals and went outside to see a crash that ripped a bumper and license plate off a vehicle.</p></p><p><p>Garibay and Roberg said the neighborhood is normally peaceful and filled with Gonzaga students, since it is close to campus.</p></p><p><p>Another drive-by shooting was reported Wednesday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. on the 4400 block of North Lincoln Boulevard, near Shadle Park High School.</p></p><p><p>Police responded to find bullet holes in a vehicle, Humphreys said. Neighbors reported hearing about 10 gunshots go off, she added.</p></p><p><p>Police believe the shooting was targeted, and there is no threat to the general public.</p></p><p><p>Arrests had not been made in connection to either shooting as of Wednesday afternoon.</p></p>