Multiple people dead after “hostage situation” in Salem, Oregon

Multiple people dead after “hostage situation” in Salem, Oregon

09/29/2020

A possible “hostage situation” led to a fatal shooting after police responded to a home in the west Oregon city of Salem, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrived at the home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Once deputies arrived, the sheriff’s office says a negotiator made a call to the suspect inside.

“As the incident unfolded, shots were fired,” and multiple people including the suspect died, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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No deputies were hurt and there’s no reason to believe there’s any danger to the community, the sheriff’s office said. Any deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, the sheriff’s office said, citing protocol.  

The sheriff’s office declined to provide information regarding how many people were killed, who killed them, or what led up to the deaths, The Statesman Journal reported.

The sheriff’s office said that Oregon State Police were at the scene and is leading an investigation.

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