CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Police have identified a man they say shot two other people at a Central Point home before apparently completing suicide in his car near Gold Hill on Friday night.
Central Point Police said that officers responded on Friday night around 7:30 p.m. to the area of Live Oak Loop and Mistletoe Ct. after a woman called to report that she had been shot.
When officers arrived at the house, they found both a woman and a man with gunshot wounds.
The apparent shooter, a man, had left the scene before officers arrived. Central Point Police said that the victims and other witnesses were able to give investigators information on the man and his vehicle, allowing them to put out an "attempt to locate" for other local agencies.
Just after 8 p.m. dispatch received another call, reporting that a man had been located in his vehicle on the 1800-block of McDonough Road north of Sams Valley, reportedly "beyond help" after an apparent suicide.
"It was later determined by responding Law Enforcement Officers that the deceased male was the suspect from the shooting incident in Central Point," CPPD said.
On Monday, police identified the alleged shooter as 53-year-old Donald Westcott. Investigators believe that one or both of the victims knew Westcott, but he was not a resident of the home where the shooting happened.
The case is still under investigation by CPPD detectives and investigators from the Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU).
As of Monday morning, police said that both victims were still in the hospital, their condition unknown.
CPPD said that there is no continuing threat to the community, and the names of the victims are being withheld until families can be notified.