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UPDATE: One shooting victim remains in critical condition

Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on April 29, 2016 11:03AM

Last changed on April 29, 2016 1:03PM

A home at the Riverside Mobile Home Park, 677 W. Main, is taped off with Oregon State Police troopers and a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy standing nearby. The OSP Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation of a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital Thursday night.

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A home at the Riverside Mobile Home Park, 677 W. Main, is taped off with Oregon State Police troopers and a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy standing nearby. The OSP Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation of a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital Thursday night.

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A home at the Riverside Mobile Home Park, 677 W. Main, is taped off with Oregon State Police troopers and a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy standing nearby. The OSP Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation of a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital Thursday night.

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter

A home at the Riverside Mobile Home Park, 677 W. Main, is taped off with Oregon State Police troopers and a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy standing nearby. The OSP Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation of a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital Thursday night.

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JOHN DAY — Two men were shot Thursday evening in John Day, and one remains in critical condition.

Christopher Woodell, 32, and Eric Towers, 35, both of John Day, were shot at the John Day Trailer Park, according to a press release from Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter.

Woodell was transported via air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend and is in critical condition, according to the release. Towers was transported to Blue Mountain Hospital and was treated and released.

A suspect has been identified and interviewed, and the investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

John Day Dispatch received the 911 call at 10:49 p.m. Thursday night, and John Day Police responded. Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police assisted, and John Day Ambulance responded for the two victims.

The OSP Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.



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