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Police in Eugene says that six people were taken to the hospital after a mass shooting in downtown Eugene on Friday evening.

This happened outside WOW Hall in the 200 block of West 8th Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. During the time of the shooting, Lil Bean and Zay Bang were performing live.

At first, authorities said five persons had been injured, four men and one woman. Later, it was verified that a sixth person was transported to the hospital in connection with the incident. According to EPD Chief Chris Skinner, that person is currently undergoing surgery, and the other people’s conditions are unknown at this time.

The suspect was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt heading westbound on 8th Avenue, according to Skinner.

Deb Maher, the Interim Executive Director, issued a statement following the shooting.

“You may have heard that there was a shooting outside the WOW Hall tonight at the “Lil Bean + Zay Bang”* concert. There is not much information currently available however we heard gunshots in the back parking lot.  The motives are not yet known. We do know that some people were injured, but we do not know the extent of the injuries, and we do not want to speculate. We at the WOW Hall want to thank all first responders who came so quickly to ensure everyone’s safety and administer first aid. We believe all staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for. This is unprecedented at the WOW Hall. The police are investigating. If we receive additional information, we will try to make it available. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111Thank you for continuing to support the WOW Hall in these very challenging times. All classes held at the WOW Hall are canceled until further notice.”

The public is requested to phone 541-682-5111 if they have any relevant information. The police are currently conducting an investigation.

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