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UPDATE: Man Dies of Gunshot Wound

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UPDATE (11:53 p.m.): The man who died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound was  a civilian employee of the Eugene Police Department, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

EUGENE, Ore. — A large police presence in northeast Eugene Tuesday caught the attention of a lot of people.

The first call came in around 2:45 p.m.

Police responded to a report of a person behind the First Baptist Church off Coburg Road, reportedly with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police Chief Pete Kerns said the person shot themself. That person was rushed to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield with a police escort.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating.

Click on the video above to watch our raw video from the scene.

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