MERLIN, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported a shooting north of Merlin Road on Monday morning.
According to a brief statement from the agency, a 911 call came in just before 7 a.m. to report the shooting. Deputies and troopers from Oregon State Police responded to the area and "discovered a crime scene."
The Sheriff's Office said that it activated the Josephine County Major Crimes Team, which includes elements from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police and the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.
"At this time the case is under active investigation and no further information is being released," the Sheriff's Office said. "We will update the public as soon as possible."
NewsWatch 12 has a reporter at the apparent crime scene, which is between Monument Drive and I-5 near N Valley Drive. This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.