Police: Workplace shooting suspect is owners' son

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 25 at 2:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man accused of shooting and wounding a co-worker at a Eugene equipment repair shop is the son of the shop's owners.

Police arrested 39-year-old Dale O'Callaghan on Friday morning at LHM Hydraulics for investigation of first-degree assault.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Jerry Andrews of Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that witnesses say he appeared to be shot in the shoulder. The victim was listed in serious condition at an area hospital.

Investigators have not discussed a possible motive. The newspaper says O'Callaghan remained at the shop until police arrived and arrested him. He is expected to appear in Circuit Court on Monday.

The Register-Guard says his relatives could not be reached for comment. Workers at the business declined to talk about the shooting.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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