Police: Man shoots, hurts 2 before killing self in SW Oregon

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) — Police are investigating the circumstances behind a Friday night shooting in in southwestern Oregon that sent two people to the hospital, and sparked a manhunt that lasted less than an hour before the alleged shooter took his own life.

At about 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Mail Tribune reports a woman called 911 and told dispatchers that she’d been shot, according to Central Point police Capt. Dave Croft.

Central Point police found the bleeding woman, along with a man who was bleeding from an unspecified gunshot wound.

Both were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. Police said both were conscious and able to provide information about the person who shot them.

Other witnesses told police about the suspected shooter and the vehicle he used to flee the scene.

At 8:12 p.m., police said an unidentified caller reportedly found the vehicle in Gold Hill, along with a man who was apparently “beyond help” from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers at the scene determined the dead man to be the suspect in the shooting, police said.

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