Around 7:30 Friday evening officers were called to the area of Live Oak Loop and Mistletoe Ct. for a female reporting she had been shot. When officers arrived they found a female and male with gunshot wounds.
Central Point Police said a male suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived. Victims and witnesses were able to provide information on the suspect and his vehicle in an effort to find him.
Just after 8 p.m. dispatch received another call, reporting that a man had been located in his vehicle and was reported to be “beyond help from what appeared to be an apparent suicide,” per police. Responding officers later determined that male was the suspect from the shooting in Central Point.
Police said there is no threat to the public. The name of the victims and the deceased suspect are being withheld until family members are notified.
An investigation is currently underway. Central Point Police are being helped by the Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit, as well as Oregon State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Stay with NBC5 News for updates on this developing story.
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police tell us they are investigating a reported shooting off the 2700 block of Oakview Avenue in Central Point. Police blocked the area Friday night during their investigation. The call came in around 7:30 p.m. Several neighbors told our reporter on scene that the suspect lived in the neighborhood, but that could not be immediately confirmed with police.
We are waiting for further confirmed information from law enforcement. Stay with NBC5 News for updates in this breaking situation.
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