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Calif. man arrested in Sunriver New Year's shooting

Wounded woman in fair condition at Bend hospital

New Years Day Sunriver Shooting

SUNRIVER, Ore. - A shooting at a Sunriver vacation rental home early New Year's Day sent one Sacramento-area resident to the hospital with a gunshot wound and another to jail on assault, reckless endangering and other charges, police said.

Sunriver police officers responded around 2:20 a.m. Sunday to a 911 call at No. 17 Shagbark Lane, said Sgt. Joe Patnode.

The caller reported there was a disturbance at the location, with at least one shot fired and a woman injured in the home, Patnode said.

On arrival, officers contacted about 14 occupants staying the large vacation rental home.

Kelly Piluyeva of Rancho Cordova, California was taken by Sunriver EMS to St. Charles Bend with a single gunshot wound, Patnode said, adding that no other shots were fired.

Piluyeva was in fair condition at the Bend hospital later Sunday morning, a house supervisor said.

Mikhail Pitsul, 21, of Antelope, California was arrested and taken to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, held on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, third-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangering and disorderly conduct. Initial bail totaled $42,500.

A handgun was recovered from the suspect, Patnode said, adding that only one shot was fired and alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police assisted in the investigation, which is ongoing, the sergeant said.

A man staying at the home answered the door Sunday but did not wish to comment. A visitor staying at a home across the street said she didn't awaken to the gunshot, but to the police cars.

The home, listed online as Cascade Lodge, is a 3,500-square-foot rental with seven bedrooms and five bathrooms that rents for an average of $617 a night.


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