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Update: Salem Shooting Believed to be Self Defense

Salem Police say they have one man in custody and there are no additional suspects.

(SALEM) - Salem Police say a man was shot to death Monday night at approximately 9:35 PM. A local couple involved in the shooting, 26-year old Diana Carol Rennels and 38-year old Sean C. Dougherty, have been questioned and released.

It happened at apartment 'A' at the Lancaster Commons Apartments, located at 2375 block Coral Avenue NE, according to Salem Police Lt. Jim Anglemier.

"Patrol units arrived to find several subjects near the involved apartment. An adult male subject was found deceased inside."

Anglemier says the deceased has been identified as 31-year old Jason Benjamin Scott of Salem.

Also in the apartment at the time of the shooting were three young children, who were asleep. The children were not harmed and are with other family members.

At this point in the investigation, detectives are following up with additional contacts and interviews; and working with the Oregon State Police Crime lab who is assisting in processing the scene. Police say the interviews with the apartment residents are completed and there are indications that this incident may be one of self defense. The apartment residents, Rennel and Dougherty, have been released.


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