Officials Ore couple killed in murdersuicide

first_imgHILLSBORO — Authorities say an Oregon man killed his wife and himself in a shooting that also left a second man injured.A release from the Washington County sheriff says the shooting happened Monday night at a Hillsboro-area home. Sgt. David Thompson says 61-year-old Kenneth Van Patten shot 56-year-old Melinda Van Patten and turned the gun on himself.Authorities say 56-year-old Glen Hamilton also was struck by gunfire and sustained an injury that was not life-threatening. His relationship to the couple was not clear.Thompson tells The Oregonian details of a dispute that could have led to the shooting were not known late Monday.Neighbors reported hearing gunfire just before 6:30 p.m.last_img