Update on Shooting Investigation - September 3rd, 2019 12:00 p.m.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this shooting case, and no arrests have been made. The 22 year old shooting victim has been transported to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland where he remains in critical condition. The status of the 15 year old victim is not immediately known but his injuries were not expected to be life threatening.
A thorough examination of the mobile home where the incident occurred has been completed. Detectives are contuing to collect and analyze evidence, and gather statements from witnesses. Detectives are working closely with the Jackson County District Attorney's Office on this investigation. The identities of the involved parties are not being released at this time.
Previous Press Release:
On September 2nd, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., Medford Police Officers were dispatched to a mobile home at 1500 S. Peach Street for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooter was on scene and cooperating.
The initial investigation indicates that the 17 year old shooter was involved in a dispute with a 15 year old aquaintance. The dispute went on throughout the evening at a different location. The 17 year old came home to his mobile home, were he was alone, due to his parents being out of town. The 15 year old aquaintance arrived at the house with his 22 year old brother. Both subjects either forced entry, or somehow entered the home to apparently assault the 17 year old. One of the subjects may have been armed with an object similar to a tire iron.
The 17 year old obtained a 30-30 rifle and shot both the 15 year old and the 22 year old brother. The 15 year old sustained non life threatening injuries and the 22 year old is in critical condition. Alcohol is a factor in this case. This is not gang related.
The case remains under investigation.