The incident did not leave police officers injured. (Archive)
Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation Tuesday into a shooting, apparently after a hostage-taking, that left several people dead in the city of Salem, about 50 miles south of Portland.
Marion County Police received a call on Monday afternoon about a “possible hostage situation,” and when officers arrived at the scene of the incident, a private home, they called the person who was supposed to be holding others hostage inside. of the house.
County police recruited a professional negotiator in an attempt to establish a conversation with the suspect .
According to the authorities, there were firearms shots, an incident occurred and several deaths were recorded, including the suspect .
It is known that there are no injured police officers, but the authorities have so far not given more details about how many people died or who fired the shots.
The authorities indicated that the agents involved in the incident are now on administrative leave while the investigation of the incident is completed, as stipulated by police protocols .
The investigation was transferred to the Oregon State Police, as established by the rules when it comes to incidents involving a shooting and involving county law enforcement officers.