Detectives are investigating a shooting that allegedly occurred in Myrtle Creek on Sunday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Brad O'Dell, a spokesman with the sheriff's department, said the shooting was reported just after 8 p.m. in the 14000 block of Old Highway 99 South.

Police responded to the area and found a male who had sustained a life-threatening injury. He was taken to CHI Mercy Medical Center and was later transferred to an undisclosed hospital for further care, according to O'Dell.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and the investigation in ongoing.

O'Dell did not provide any information about the alleged shooter, but said there is no ongoing risk to the public.

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