Manhunt Shuts Down Oregon Town

Manhunt Shuts Down Oregon Town

SENACA, Ore. (AP) — The little Eastern Oregon town of Seneca is shut down and cut off from the outside world as police search for a gunman.

State police said no one was hurt by shots fired early Wednesday in the town of about 200 people along Highway 395 between John Day and Burns.

The state police SWAT team has been called in.

Someone called authorities after hearing shots. Officers heard more shots when they got there.

The gunman is described as a tall, thin bald man with a heavy goatee, armed with an unknown type of firearm.

At the Bear Valley Store, clerk Pamela Franci says the school and post office are closed, and traffic is blocked on both ends of town.