Law enforcement officials were investigating an apparent suicide Monday night in the parking lot of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 2111 N.W. Harrison Blvd. near Oregon State University.
The victim is a college-age male. Police said there is no continuing danger to the community.
“There doesn’t appear to be anything criminal at this point,” said Corvallis police Lt. Cord Wood.
Capt. Dave Henslee said in a later press release that a passer-by discovered the body in between several buildings just after 5 p.m. and called 911. The man was dead at the scene, and it appeared that he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police had not released the identity of the man as of 8:30 p.m. Monday because they still were notifying his relatives.
Wood, who was at the cordoned-off scene of the investigation Monday, said it had not yet been established whether the man had been a member of the fraternity or a resident of the house, which is bordered by apartment buildings.
Police were interviewing potential witnesses at the fraternity house Monday evening with assistance from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police. Corvallis Fire Department personnel assisted with traffic control.