Remember when Bend used to be a quiet town with very little violent crime?
Not so much.
BEND, Ore. -- Two people were killed and one wounded in an apparent shooting at a home in northwest Bend Thursday evening, police said.
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Around 5:50 p.m., Deschutes County 911 dispatchers got a 911 call and responded to the 60000 block of Fresca Street, said Lt. Ben Gregory.
They arrived to find three people inside with injuries – two dead and a third taken by Bend Fire ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, Gregory said.
The family and I were enjoying some donuts when the news broke, and the donut shop owner said there were a pile of police cars speeding up third street to the scene. Scary stuff.
Maybe it's just that we have better news coverage now than we did back in the day (thanks to the 'net), but I just don't remember hearing about all this kind of stuff nearly as often when I was younger.