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MEDFORD, OR (KPTV) - A fight between two teens led to a home invasion and shooting in Medford, according to police.

Officers responded to a mobile home on the 1500 block of Peach Street at 1:49 a.m. Monday. Two people were found suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene.

The 17-year-old shooter was also at the scene and police said he cooperated with officers.

Investigators said an initial dispute involved the shooter and a 15-year-old boy. The fight went on throughout the night at a different location.

The 17-year-old returned to his home, where he was alone because his parents were out of town, according to police.

Officers said the 15-year-old boy and his 22-year-old brother went to the 17-year-old’s home and went inside, possibly by forced entry. Investigators said the brothers intended to assault the 17-year-old, and one of the brothers may have been armed with an object similar to a tire iron.

The 17-year-old boy shot both brothers with a .30-30 rifle, according to police. The 15-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but his 22-year-old brother was critically injured.

The case remains under investigation. Police said it is not gang-related, however alcohol is believed to be a factor.

No further details, including possible arrest information, was released by police.

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Ban everything similar to a tire iron.



Section 27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defense of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power[.]


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