SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Three people are dead and one was seriously injured in a hostage incident in a Salem, Oregon, home, in which a deputy fired gunshots, police said.
Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “hostage situation” at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, the Oregon State Police said Tuesday in a news release.
Deputies began communications with Jose Jesus Lopez-Tinoco of Woodburn, in an effort to resolve the situation, police said.
At some point deputies heard gunshots, forced their way into the residence and deputy Ricky Kittelson fired a yet to be determined number of gunshots, according to state police. Police did not say if Kittelson hit anyone with gunfire.
Deputies found Diari Bustos-Bustos, 24, and an 11-year-old boy dead from gunshot wounds, according to police.
Lopez-Tinoco was found dead by what police said appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot.
Laura Rocio-Bustos, 43, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries from a gunshot wound, police said.
A 13-year-old boy was rescued from inside the residence and uninjured, state police added. The boys’ names were not released.