In brief: Second arrest made in shooting

January 14, 2013

Spokane police have made a second arrest in a Friday night shooting on East Liberty Avenue, police said Sunday.

Danial J. Dublin, 33, was booked into Spokane County Jail on two counts of first-degree assault.

Two people, who were not identified by police, were in critical condition at a Spokane hospital following what is believed to be a gang-related shooting, police said.

Dublin was also held on earlier charges of theft and driving a vehicle without insurance.

Phillip C. Ruiz, 23, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree assault in the Friday night shooting at 311 E. Liberty Ave. Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for Spokane police, said police expect to make additional arrests as the investigation continues.

Kitchen fire forces family from home

A family was burned out of their home in a kitchen fire that erupted Saturday afternoon, Spokane firefighters said.

Firefighters stopped the 3:14 p.m. blaze in one apartment of a duplex at 1306 E. 29th Ave.

All occupants escaped the home without injury, and the Red Cross was assisting the family.

A total of 20 firefighters in eight rigs responded to the blaze.

The fire department estimated the damage will amount to about $40,000. A cooking fire was blamed as the cause.

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for today, when 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall across the Inland Northwest.

A low of 12 degrees was expected by this morning.

Warming centers for the homeless were opened overnight.

Snowfall is expected to begin near the Canadian border before dawn and then spread southward through the morning.

However, there is some doubt. The forecast gives a 50 percent chance of snow from an impulse moving south along the eastern side of a high pressure system.

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Warming centers are located at First Covenant Church, 212 S. Division St., for single men; the Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana Ave., for families with children and for couples; and Hope House, 111 W. Third Ave., for single women.

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