Gang shooting at Hoopfest
SPOKANE - Police took five men into custody after two rival gangs confronted each other and at least one shot was fired during Hoopfest Saturday, Spokane police said.
Police responded shortly before 6 p.m. to a report of "shots fired" in the area of Howard Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard in front of the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park.
Three bystanders were injured, all with non-life threatening injuries to lower extremities, police said.
A male victim was treated and released at the scene.
Two female victims were treated at a local hospital and later released.
Three of the suspects were followed by an off-duty officer who provided updates to a responding officer, police said.
Officers arrested 19-year-old Migelito C. Garcia, along with Adam Doe, 19, and Marquis Johnson, 21. Tyrone Carell, 21, and Kalen Bedford, 19, were later contacted and taken into custody, police said.
Investigators are asking that anyone who has photographs or video of the incident, or that witnessed it and were not contacted by police, to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.