Police shoot suspect in Myrtle Creek

Police shoot suspect in Myrtle Creek

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - A man shot another person and then was shot by police Wednesday morning in Myrtle Creek.

The first shooting took place on Main Street near the Dairy Queen, Lt. Doug Ladd with the Oregon State Police told KPIC News at the scene.

The shooter then moved to Oak Street, where he was shot by one or more members of the Myrtle Creek police department.

Ladd could not confirm the condition or identity of either of the victims to KPIC News, but Mercy Medical Center officials did say that the first shooting victim, Vince Lytsell, was listed Wednesday afternoon in fair condition.

Earlier reports from the scene indicated three people had been shot. Ladd confirmed that only two people had been shot.

The officer or officers involved are on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is routine.

Police shut down Main Street from 1st Street to the bridge south of Dairy Queen, but it has since been reopened. Police also shut down NE Oak Street, where medics loaded a male victim from the street into an ambulance.

John Wise, a Canyonville man that was at the scene right after the incident took place, said, "I feel it's a shame. I moved from Portland to come to a small town to get away from stuff like this happening."

Officers from Myrtle Creek, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police are on scene.

This incident makes the second shooting this month in the Myrtle Creek area, and the third since August.

This is a developing story. Watch this website and its TV news affiliate for updates