North Plains Homicide Investigation

Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting on Northwest Dairy Creek Road outside North Plains Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies arrived and located an adult male outside suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies attempted life-saving measures but he was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect fled prior to deputies' arrival.

The inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team responded and continues to investigate. No arrests have been made, but investigators believe there is no danger to the public.

The deceased person is not being identified due to pending family notifications.

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