Multiple people killed in ‘possible hostage situation’ in Salem, sheriff says

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SALEM, Ore. (NewsNation Now) — Multiple people have died in a shooting after deputies responded to a “possible hostage situation” at a home in the capital city of Oregon, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The office reported late Monday that the fatalities included the suspect, but no further details about the number of victims have been released.

Sheriff’s deputies first responded to the home in Salem at around 12:30 p.m. CT on Monday, according to the office. Authorities said a trained negotiator then called the suspect inside.

“As the incident unfolded, shots were fired,” and multiple people died, the sheriff’s office said.

No deputies were hurt and there’s no reason to believe there’s any danger to the community, the sheriff’s office said.

Oregon State Police were called to the scene to investigate the shooting, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Any deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation, following protocol.

No other details about what led to the shooting are known at this time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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