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1 dead, 1 wounded in Corvallis shooting


One person was found fatally shot Friday afternoon in a tent near a Corvallis highway and another was critically injured with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Saturday.

Detectives said the shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. Friday near the Orleans Natural Area along state Highway 34.

One person was found beside the highway with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and remained in critical condition Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, officers said.

While searching the area, detectives found a second gunshot victim dead in a nearby tent in a wooded area beside the highway, officers said.

The names of the two people involved were withheld pending family notification.

The highway was closed for a lengthy period for the investigation but has since reopened, police said.

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