6 people were injured in a shooting in Oregon
Six people were injured in a mass shooting Friday night in Eugene, Oregon, the Eugene Police Department said.
The shooting took place shortly before 9:30 p.m. local time outside WOW Hall, a non-profit concert hall and community center in downtown Eugene. A Lil Bean and Zay Bang concert was going on at the time.
Initially, police said five people were injured and were taken to a local hospital. A sixth person was later taken to hospital in connection with the shooting, police said.
Police Chief Chris Skinner said one person was in surgery; the status of the other five was unknown, according to KEZI 9 News.
“What law enforcement found when they arrived on the scene is exactly what you would expect when six people have just been shot. People are just trying to get out of here, their friends are on the ground, they’re trying to help,” Skinner said. during a press conference.
“We believe all staff and volunteers are safe and cared for,” Deb Maher, WOW Hall’s interim general manager, and Jaci Guerena, board chair, said in a statement. “This is unprecedented at WOW Hall.”
Police said no suspects were in custody and An investigation is underway.
Skinner said the suspect was seen wearing a hoodie and heading west on 8th Avenue, where WOW Hall Street is located.
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