Fatal shooting investigation near Wilderville

Update (09/04/19 5:00 PM): Police say the shooting occurred between a father and a son.

OSP says  Ivan Nutting Jr. and Ivan Nutting Sr. had an argument that escalated to a physical altercation. During the fight, a rifle was involved.

Police say Nutting Sr. wrestled the gun away from his son and shots were fired.

Nutting Jr. has a criminal record and according to OSP, is known to local police.

They say Nutting Sr. is cooperating with the investigation.


WILDERVILLE, Ore.– One person is dead after a fatal shooting this morning in a rural neighborhood in Josephine County.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Cheney Creek Road near Wilderville. The victim hasn’t been identified and it’s unknown if anyone has been arrested. The Oregon State Police major crimes unit has taken over the investigation.

OSP didn’t return calls seeking comment.

Stay with NBC5 News for updates on this developing story.

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