One wounded in shooting near Spokane Valley mall

One wounded in shooting near Spokane Valley mall

Spokane Valley police were called out to the Hobby Lobby near Spokane Valley mall late Thursday night for reports of a shooting.

The shooting happened in the parking lot just after 11 p.m.

According to police, a man called 911 and said he was shot near Evergreen Road and Indiana Avenue. Police said two vehicles were involved. They believe the victim was likely driving away from the suspect’s car when the suspect started following him.

Police believe the victim stopped his car, and the suspect’s car drove up and someone inside shot at him.

Spokane Valley police said there are possible gang ties, so the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team is assisting in the investigation.

Officers said the man has non-life-threatening injuries, but he was transported to a local hospital.

Police ask that anyone with information calls a tip line at (509) 625-GANG.