Suspect in Madras Shooting in Court

Details are still unclear on what happened leading up to Sunday morning’s shooting, but Madras Police report that the incident took place on SE 16th Street and that two victims were shot with a twenty-two rifle.

The victims are being treated for their injuries, but further details on their condition are unknown at this time.

The suspected shooter, Juan Francisco Hernandez-Medina, appeared in court today facing two counts of attempt to commit murder, assault in the first degree, and unlawful use of a weapon. Hernandez-Medina’s arraignment is set before the grand jury on Thursday at 2 p.m. and due to the serious violent nature of the crimes, Oregon’s measure eleven mandates a minimum sentence of seven and a half years for each count of attempt to commit murder and assault in the first degree. Hernandez-Medina is facing a minimum of 30 years without the chance for parole.

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