Police say ‘active shooter situation’ happening in Oregon

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — An active shooter situation was happening Thursday afternoon in the city of Hood River, Oregon, according to police.

The Hood River Police Department said on Facebook at about 12:40 p.m. that the situation was going on “right now” near a Dairy Queen.

Police said officers were evacuating residents from the area and warned people to stay away. The Dairy Queen is near several large stores, including a Walmart and a supermarket.

Updates will follow, police said.

The Hood River County School District said on Facebook that they had placed nearby schools in “secure status” at about 12:30 p.m., meaning students and staff were inside the buildings with no one allowed to enter or exit.

School activities are continuing inside, but the district asked parents not to come to campuses until the secure status was lifted.

Hood River is a city of about 8,000 on a bluff over the Columbia River, about an hour east of Portland, Oregon. It’s known for as a mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing, wineries, fruit orchards and beautiful scenery in the Columbia River Gorge. It is also near Mount Hood, and many visit for skiing.


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