SALEM, Ore. — Multiple people were killed, including a suspect, following a hostage situation in Salem Monday.
Around 12:30 pm local time, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 200 block of Juneva Place SE, Salem, to the report of a possible hostage situation. Once deputies arrived at the home, a call was placed to the suspect by a negotiator with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation Team.
In a press release, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said there were multiple fatalities but did not specify and number. Officials also did not indicate a possible motive for the crime.
As the incident unfolded, shots were fired. Ultimately, there were multiple fatalities during this incident, including that of the suspect. No deputies were injured. At this time there is no reason to believe there is any outstanding danger to the community.
Pursuant to Sheriff’s Office policy and Marion County Senate Bill 111 protocol, the Oregon State Police were called to the scene to investigate the officer involved shooting. Any deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated, as outlined by protocol.
As the lead agency investigating the incident, any further media releases will be made by the Oregon State Police.
No further details were available.