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PRINEVILLE, OR -- The Crook County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a triple fatal shooting discovered late last week. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a deceased person inside a home on Southeast Umatilla Loop, Thursday night, and found three bodies. The area was sealed as a crime scene and the Central Oregon Major Incident Team responded, along with the State Police Crime Lab.


The District Attorney has ordered an autopsy to help positively identify the victims before names are released. 

 

Investigators believe everyone involved in the shooting was found in the home, and say there doesn't appear to be an outstanding suspect. 

 

UPDATE  (12:15 p.m.): The Crook County Sheriff says next of kin have positively identified the three people killed, as 70-year-old Joe Prston Hight, 39-year-old Joe Christopher Hight and 11-year-old Aiden Daniel Hight. All three lived at the home on Umatilla Loop. He says all three died of a gunshot wound. Investigators believe Joe Christopher Hight fatally shot his father and son, then turned the gun on himself. 

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