3 Dead in Oregon Hostage Situation

Boy, 11, among the dead
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2020 5:54 PM CDT
3 Dead in Oregon Hostage Situation
Authorities investigate a shooting in east Salem, Ore., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.   (Brian Hayes/Statesman-Journal via AP)

Three people were shot dead during a hostage situation in Oregon Monday, including the suspected gunman, authorities said Tuesday. Police said that when they arrived at the Salem home Monday afternoon, Jose Jesus Lopez-Tinoco, 34, was keeping two adults and two children hostage, reports CNN. Police say deputies had established communications with the suspect and were trying to peacefully resolve the situation when they heard gunshots and forced their way inside. They found Diari Bustos-Bustos, 24, and an 11-year-old boy dead from gunshot wounds, along with Lopez-Tinoco, who had apparently shot himself, the Oregonian reports. Another woman was hospitalized with serious injuries. Investigators say they are still trying to determine the relationship between Lopez-Tinoco and the other people in the home. (More Oregon stories.)

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