Two dead in shooting near Hermiston

HERMISTON – Few details have been released in a shooting that left two dead and one injured near Hermiston last night. A brief release was issued by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office this morning (Friday):

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and the Umatilla Morrow Major Crimes Team is investigating a shooting that occurred at about 8:30 pm on Thursday night on Sagebrush Road near Bensel Road in Hermiston. Two males were found dead at the scene, and a third man was receiving medical treatment for a gunshot wound. At this time, there is no reason to believe there is any outstanding danger to the community.

The case is under investigation. We will release more information later today.