Two dead in shooting at Washington state
medical center: police
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[July 09, 2014]
By Reuters Staff
(Reuters) - Police said two people died on
Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and
that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life.
The Spokane Police Department said it appeared to be a case of
domestic violence, adding that officers were securing the area and
asking the public to stay away.
"Early investigation indicates man shot woman and then himself," the
police department said on Twitter.
"Major Crimes detectives are investigating scene, however there is
no threat at this time."
Citing unnamed relatives and friends, local broadcaster KHQ said the
dead woman was an employee at the Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center
and was the mother of two children.
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Local TV showed police and emergency services vehicles in the street
outside the center, which is part of larger medical complex that
includes Spokane's Deaconess Hospital.
(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Susan Heavey and Jim Loney)
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