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Medford Police are investigating a shooting that involves teenagers who were in a dispute earlier.

On September 2nd, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., Medford Police Officers were dispatched to a mobile home at 1500 S. Peach Street for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooter was on scene and cooperating.

The initial investigation indicates that the 17 year old shooter was involved in a dispute with a 15 year old acquaintance. The dispute went on throughout the evening at a different location. The 17 year old came home to his mobile home, were he was alone, due to his parents being out of town. The 15 year old acquaintance arrived at the house with his 22 year old brother. Both subjects either forced entry, or somehow entered the home to apparently assault the 17 year old. One of the subjects may have been armed with an object similar to a tire iron.

The 17 year old obtained a 30-30 rifle and shot both the 15 year old and the 22 year old brother. The 15 year old sustained non life threatening injuries and the 22 year old is in critical condition. Alcohol is a factor in this case. This is not gang related.

The case remains under investigation.