Shooting leaves Cottage Grove man dead in driveway

Shooting leaves Cottage Grove man dead in driveway

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Lane County authorities say a man is dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon southeast of Cottage Grove.

Sheriff's deputies went to the scene at 34954 Garoutte Road, near Row River Road.

LCSO officials say the trouble broke out around 3:30 pm.

In late updated information Saturday night, the victim was identified as 50 year old David E. Kalal, 50, of 34632 Garoutte Rd. (which is a neighboring dwelling).

The following is a news release from the Sheriff's Office and Captain Bill Thompson.

At approximately 3:35 pm on 02-05-11, Lane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a shooting at a residence on Garoutte Rd., southeast of Cottage Grove.

The first deputies on the scene located the deceased victim in the driveway.  Initial investigation suggests that an altercation between the victim and another subject led to the shooting. 

Both the victim and the other involved subject have separate residences on the same property.  The name of the other person involved in the incident is not being released at this time,
pending further investigation by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office and Medical Examiner.

Adding to the news release, KVAL Reporter Kelly Koopmans was told by authorities at the scene that the involved suspect was not at-large or on the loose.

However, officials would not confirm if the person was under arrest or what his status was.
More information on the Garoutte Road case later Sunday on KVAL News and on