Shooting Leads to Standoff in Medford

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Two people are behind bars after an overnight shooting sent bullets into a north Medford home.

Medford Police made the second arrest after an hour-long standoff. Police say their investigation started around 2:30 a.m. with reports of gunshots fired on Tennesse Drive, near Pacific Highway and Howard Avenue.

Not long after the initial shooting, police made their first arrest after a man took off on foot during a traffic stop. Several hours later, Medford Police and SWAT teams surrounded a nearby home looking for three suspects.

Officials forced their way into the home, arresting one of the people inside. Two others were taken in for custody. Medford Police say no one was hurt in the shooting, but say neither side is being cooperative.

“We shouldn’t have to go find a victim of a shooting, the fact that we did, that means they don’t want to talk to us that means they’re usually engaged in unlawful activity as well. We can’t have people being shot at, no matter what the circumstances are,” stated Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.

Police say the suspects in this case are not gang members, but are known to police and have outstanding warrants.