Witnesses say two men were fighting loudly and slamming car doors. That’s when they heard the gun shots from behind the Best Western on Rogue River Highway.
“I heard what sounded like a firecrackers but then I go, “No, that’s not firecrackers. Those are gun shots.” And I think it was two or three ‘pow pow pow,’” Don Atterberry, witness, said.
According to witnesses, a man in a red car fled the scene. A bit later, a man with dread locks ran by. Witnesses later saw the man with dread locks detained in the back of a police car.
Messages left for the Rogue River Police Department haven’t been returned.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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