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1 dead, 2 hurt in Roseburg motel shooting

1 dead, 2 hurt in Roseburg motel shooting

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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting Monday at a motel in Roseburg, authorities said.

Court documents released Tuesday show Michael Benson, 36, was fatally shot while Spring Mack, 40, and Jessica Ashley, 44, were both injured, The News-Review reported.

A hospital spokesperson said Tuesday that Mack was in fair condition. Ashley was transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland with life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not available.

Devin McNamara, 33, was booked Monday into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of murder and two counts of assault. McNamara, of Roseburg, was being held on $750,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer to comment for him.

Police responded to the shooting just before 3 p.m. in the Budget 16 Motel parking lot.

McNamara opened fire on the three victims with a handgun, ran out of bullets, fled to a nearby home and returned with two rifles, police said.

McNamara told an investigating officer that he had walked to the motel “in a rage” and fired the pistol into a group of people he did not know who were gathered outside one of the rooms, according to police.

He was then tackled by an off-duty Roseburg police officer nearby and held until on-duty officers took him into custody, police said.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating.

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