A shooting Friday morning in Hermiston sent one adult male to Good Shepherd Medical Center, said Lt. Scott Cahill of Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services.
Hermiston Acting Police Chief Jason Edmiston said police arrived within a minute of the 6:47 a.m. dispatch.
Two men were arrested, but neither has been charged with the shooting, Edmiston said.
Rodolfo Carrillo, 22, of Umatilla was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, but not a firearm, Edmiston said. Elijio Mendoza, 25, of Umatilla also was arrested in connection with the incident for a parole violation.
The ambulance was dispatched at 7:05 a.m. to Les Schwab Tire Center, 830 N. First St., for the male who was shot in the back behind his shoulder on his right side, Cahill said.
The shooting took place about one block away at the intersection of East Beech Avenue and North McNary Street. The Hermiston Police Department blocked off the intersection for investigation.
Schanel Hart, 35, of 330 E. Beech Ave., was awakened by the sound of gunshots less than 100 yards from her house at about 7 a.m.
I heard five to nine gunshots, Hart said. I was in bed sleeping and heard, bam, bam, bam, bam. My son flew up and said, Whos knocking on the door?
Hermiston police officer Tim Miears at the scene at Les Schwab declined to comment on an active investigation. Oregon State Police troopers also responded to the incident.
Edmiston said the department is continuing to investigate and officers have canvased the neighborhood for information.
The shooting occurred in the vicinity of Sunset Elementary School, Edmiston said. Hermiston School District was notified, but there was no direct threat or link to the school, he said.
Gunfire has claimed two lives in and around Hermiston since November 2011, when Heriberto A. Garcia was gunned down in the kitchen of his home at Village Park, 1215 S.W. 11th St.
Jesus Carillo, 25, of the Hermiston area, was charged with manslaughter in that incident.
Jan. 9, Salvador Valencia, 22, was shot to death outside the Gotta Stop Mini Mart, 1580 W. Highland Ave.
No one has been charged with Valencias killing, although three defendants face lesser charges of riot and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident.