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Police Explain Oregon Campground Shooting

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February 27, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

One week before an elderly man opened fire Monday (Feb. 25) at an RV park outside the city limits of Silverton, Ore., wounding a staffer, park management reported the man to police for threatening and delusional behavior, The Oregonian, Portland, reported.

Police identified the shooter as Jimmie Eugene Hickey, 78, and Hickey's victim as Nicholas Lee Fisher, 32. Fisher was listed in good condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Tuesday. Hickey, shot by law enforcement officers, died of his wounds.

Hickey was a former resident of the Silver Spur RV Park, said owner Terry Glenn, and his target during the 30-minute spree appeared to be Fisher, the park's assistant manager.

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