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Two Juveniles Arrested After Shooting at Lane County Fair

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Eugene Police have released additional details about Saturday’s shooting at the Lane County Fair.

In a release, EPD says police responded to the fairgrounds for what was initially reported as an “active shooter” at around 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Responders determined this was not an active shooter event, but rather a single shot fired as a result of “a disturbance” after a man and two juveniles aged 14 and 16 were involved in a fight.

According to police, the 16-year-old displayed a handgun and threatened the man. A citizen, who attempted to intervene, was then assaulted by several friends of the juveniles who were involved in the original physical altercation.

Police say when the boy was confronted by security, he fired his gun, and the bullet struck an uninvolved woman in the arm. The 16-year-old has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The 14-year-old has been charged with Tampering with Evidence and Disorderly Conduct. Both were taken to the Serbu Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. The Eugene Police Department would like to speak with any members of the community who witnessed the altercation and shooting. Detectives can be reached at 541-682-5111.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.