A person is dead and another in custody after a shooting in a West Salem neighborhood., according to police.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, this happened between two employees of R&R Tree Service.
“The tree felling company was there doing their work right, saws were buzzing away,” a neighbor, Scott said.
“It was really hard to understand what was going on, if it was just coworkers going at each other ya know doing whatever coworkers might do, yelling at each other, and it immediately escalated within 15, 20 seconds of the log hitting the ground, two shots,” Scott added.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting between two employees at R&R Tree Service.
We’ve heard from neighbors the suspect tried to disguise himself using a lawnmower, but the sheriff’s office hasn’t confirmed that.
Investigators did take the suspect into custody and found the gun.
People who live here tell us they were sad and shocked to hear of this.
“I feel terribly for the family themselves. It’s not something you want to have happen around your home,” Scott said.