NEAR HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 61-year-old man is believed to have shot his wife to death, wounded another man before turning the gun on himself south of Hillsboro Monday evening.
Melinda Van Patten, 56, and her husband, Kenneth Van Patten were found dead at their longtime home at 5325 SW River Rd., the Washington County Sheriff's Office reports. Deputies discovered their bodies just before 6:30 p.m.
A roommate of the couple, 56-year-old Glen Hamilton, was found shot and injured at a neighbor's home. He was transported to an area hospital, where he is expected to recover.
The Van Pattens had been married for several decades, the sheriff's office said.
Neighbors told KOIN 6 News they heard an argument earlier.
Jared Whitney said he heard gunfire and looked to see what was going on. "From my vantage point I had a clear view of the fence. I saw a guy tumble over, he landed on the ground on all fours."
The circumstances and motive for the shooting remain under investigation. The number of rounds fired was also not confirmed.
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A Marion County deputy and the man he was chasing were both wounded by gunfire in a Christmas tree field in Silverton Friday afternoon.
Retailers felt a chill as shoppers stayed away while the temperatures plummeted throughout Oregon, causing other concerns for the owners of Portland's food carts.
The season's first big snow storm hit the region Friday, closing schools and shutting down roads.