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Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

According to KREM 2 News, one person is dead after shots were fired at a cancer treatment facility in Spokane, Wash.

An employee of the downtown Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center called 911 around 9:30 Tuesday morning to report the shooting.

This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Cops Say it Was a Murder Suicide

According to KXLY, the shooting was a murder-suicide in which a husband fatally shot his wife and then himself. According to the Los Angeles Times, police have not identified the man or his wife. KREM reports the wife worked at the clinic and was killed instantly by her husband’s gunshot. The husband died in the emergency room.


2. Cops Called the Shooting a Domestic Violence Incident

According to a spokesperson for the Spokane Police, the shooting was an incident of domestic violence. According to KREM, people who knew the wife said she was trying to get a restraining order against him after he threatened her. The couple had two children who were found safe, according to KHQ-TV.


3. Several Shots Were Fired

According to KREM, a witness said six shots were fired inside the building.


4. Police Have Secured the Surrounding Area

According to KREM, police secured the area around the medical center and have asked residents to avoid the area.


5. Cops Tried to Provide Medical Assistance

According to KXLY, officers entered the building wearing ballistic vests and helmets in order to render medical services but exited the building a short time later. During a press conference, cops said the building is not being evacuated.

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