On January 13, 2020 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was notified of a gunshot victim. At this time, there is no immediate danger to the public, and schools have not been placed on lockdown. The Major Crime Team is currently investigating this incident.
According to the Sheriff's Office, police received a report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound near H Street. The man, who was not identified, was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City for treatment.
According to the Baker School District, the incident happened "West of the BLM office in Baker City. Superintendent Mark Witty has been in communication with Chief Duman and has been assured that students & staff are safe and there is no further threat at this time. If the status changes, Chief Duman will notify Superintendent Mark Witty immediately and we will take appropriate steps to keep students & staff safe."
The BLM office in Baker City is at 3100 H St.
Larisa Bogardus, public affairs officer for the BLM, wrote in an email to the Herald that: "No BLMers were injured or are involved in the incident. The Baker Field Office remains on lockdown while police search the area."
The property immediately west of the BLM office is the former site of the New Tribes Mission and, originally, a U.S. Air Force radar base. The property consists of several buildings.
The Argus Observer newspaper in Ontarion is reporting that "An attempt-to-locate has been issued to law enforcement personnel throughout Malheur County regarding the suspect of a shooting in Baker City that occurred within the last few hours. According to the ATL, the suspect's last known address is in the Vale area and may be heading this way."