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Springfield man dies of gunshot wound to chest after argument.

Byline: Jeff Wright The Register-Guard

SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man was killed Monday night after being shot in the chest at a residence in the 2300 block of E Street around 9:30 p.m., police said.

The shooting occurred after the man came to the residence and got into an altercation with another man at the home, Springfield police Sgt. John Umenhofer said.

The victim did not live at the home but was known to the home's residents, Umenhofer said.

An early investigation suggests that a restraining order had been issued banning the victim from being in contact with a woman who lived at the residence, Umenhofer said.

The victim was shot at least once with a handgun, Umenhofer said.

Upon arriving at the scene, police immediately began administering CPR to the victim, Umenhofer said. They were later relieved by fire and life safety personnel, who transported the victim to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, where he died sometime before 11 p.m.

The identities of the victim and shooter were not immediately available. Both appeared to be in their mid-40s, Umenhofer said.

The shooter was detained at the home and being interviewed by police Monday night.

"We're talking with every person involved, and no charges have been filed at this point," Umenhofer said shortly after leaving the scene.

Sgt. Mike McCarthy said the altercation apparently occurred at or near the front door.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 21, 2009
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