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Feb-07-2007 18:34printcomments

Man Shot in The Head While Snorkeling in Oregon River

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

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(REEDSPORT) - Police on Wednesday arrested 60-year-old William Roderick of Reedsport in connection with the shooting of a man while he was snorkeling in the Smith River, just north of Reedsport.

A Douglas County Sheriff's spokesman says 44-year-old John Chessman is hospitalized in serious condition at OHSU with a gun shot wound to the head.

The Douglas County major crimes team is investigating a number of leads in Tuesday afternoon's shooting.

Douglas County Sheriff's spokesman says 44-year-old John Chessman is hospitalized in serious condition.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Divers on Wednesday recovered a gun from the river that is believed to be the one used in the shooting




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