DONALD, Ore. -- A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in in the Marion County community of Donald Saturday night.
Deputies were called to a home about 5:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Main Street NE.
The Marion County Medical Examiner, a District Attorney representative, detectives and a chaplain were also at the home.
Authorities have not determined how the shooting happened. Police said there was no ongoing threat to the public.
Neighbor Doug Minzghor, whose daughter was friends with the boy, could barely speak through his tears after hearing the news.
It shouldn't happen to a little boy that used to play with my girl, he said outside the home Saturday evening. My little daughter goes to school with the kid in there, and I just really hate to see it happen.
Other residents of the normally quiet town of Donald were stunned to hear the sad news.
We've never had nothing like this happen here. Of course, that's why everybody likes it here. Because it's nice and peaceful and quiet, said neighbor Dale McClure.