Shooting under investigation

Published May 21, 2013 at 05:00AM

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in Crooked River Ranch Monday afternoon.

“The victim and the shooter are acquaintances, so there’s no danger to the public whatsoever,” Sgt. Troy Gotchy said Monday evening. Gotchy described the victim’s injuries as “minor.” The shooting took place just before 5 p.m., Gotchy said.

The Sheriff’s Office had not arrested anyone by Monday evening, but Gotchy said law enforcement personnel have been in communication with the shooter.

Sheriff Larry Blanton said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the incident because it was close to the county line, but Jefferson County handed the investigation over to Deschutes County after determining the incident was actually in that county.

“I don’t know if we’re going to take anybody into custody tonight,” Blanton said on Monday. “It’s likely that the District Attorney’s office will get this case.”

— From staff reports