Two People Dead after Veneta Standoff

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VENETA Ore. — One man and one woman are dead after a standoff in Veneta, one of whom was believed to be suicidal.

More than 20 units from multiple agencies responded to a home on Jake Street in Veneta Wednesday morning after reports of a suicidal person. The initial call came just before 6 a.m. Lane County sheriff’s deputies and Florence Police responded, along with two armored trucks from Lane County.

The identities of the two victims will be released after families are notified.

Veneta Elementary School was put on lockdown as a precaution during the event.


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  1. Vanessa says:

    It is sad to hear of something happening like this in our little town. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family that has to grieve the loss of their loved ones.

  2. Tina says:

    I agree, this is a tragedy. I had just walked my daughter to the bus stop, and witnessing all the drama unfold, As I only live 200 yards away. Its really hard to take. My prayer and thoughts go out to their families and the town of Veneta.

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