ROSEBURG, Ore. — Family and friends of the victims in a deadly shooting in Roseburg are gathering together to help one another get through this tough time.
As investigators continue to follow up on leads in this case, those who knew the victims are working to make sure the people taken away from them won’t be forgotten.
Investigators say 47-year-old Michael Tellone and his daughter 24-year-old Brittney Langford were the two victims killed in Tuesday night’s shooting. Langford’s husband, 26-year-old Christopher Langford, was the only one to survive.
And though the names were just released Thursday, those who knew the father and daughter, say the news remains unreal.
Staff at Nordic Veneer say Tellone was family. Fresh from high school, he spent 20 years working his way up from the green chain to mechanics in this shop.
“He wasn’t after fame and fortune. He just wanted to be a good husband, good dad and good family guy,” said Art Adams, Mike Tellone’s former boss.
And while it’s been about six years since he moved on, he was never forgotten and the ties remained.
“He’s always been there for me. I had cancer two years ago and he lived in Eugene. He drove all the way out here to see me two or three times,” said Randy Wilder, friend of Mike Tellone.
Though torn by what they’re calling a senseless tragedy, they’re trying to take comfort in his memory.
“He had a lot of friends and I know Mike’s in heaven. We had a lot of good talks about our faith, and he’s in the arms of Jesus now. I know that,” Adams said.
Investigators did not provide any new details regarding the case’s progress, but they are asking that anyone with information on this case contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.