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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: August 7, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

UPDATED: Sheriff's Office investigating vehicles hit by alleged gunshots south of Canby; tips sought, caution urged

UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 25) -- ONE NEW CAR-SHOOTING INCIDENT REPORTED; DETECTIVES SEEK TIPS, URGE CAUTION

Vehicle-damage photos: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Victim vehicle damageThis morning (Monday, Sept. 25), Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a new incident of a vehicle being struck by gunfire near the intersection of S. Canby-Marquam Highway and S. Barnards Rd. [ map ]. Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating this string of shootings, and the Sheriff's Office continues to seek tips from the public. The public is urged to use extreme caution in the area as the investigation continues.

The incident happened at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. The victim driver reported that his passenger window had been broken, but was unsure how it occurred. Once deputies were able to investigate, they located a bullet fragment inside the vehicle. It appears that the bullet shattered the window, then traveled into the driver's sun visor.

Evidence was collected from the interior of the vehicle.

Two photos from the incident are linked above. They show damage to the victim's vehicle.

This incident marks the fifth vehicle reportedly struck by gunfire in the past two months, and the first vehicle struck by gunfire since our Aug. 7 release on the case. In the intervening time the Sheriff's Office has been seeking tips from the public, has patrolled and conducted interviews in the area, and has assigned detectives to investigate this string of incidents. There have also been approximately 10 reports of gunshots heard in the area in the intervening time, but no vehicles struck -- including a report of gunfire sounds approximately one hour prior to this morning's vehicle-damaging incident.

No suspect has been spotted or described by victims to date.

VICTIM AVAILABLE TO SPEAK TO NEWS OUTLETS

The victim driver in last night's incident is willing to speak to media outlets. Reporters can contact the Sheriff's Office PIO if they're interested in setting up an interview.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional victims and information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816, 17-19830, and 17-25410.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

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EARLIER (August 7, 2017, 1:39 p.m.) -- Sheriff's Office investigating vehicles hit by alleged gunshots south of Canby; tips, additional victims sought

Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816 and 17-19830

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of incidents in which vehicles were damaged by alleged gunshots south of Canby. Deputies have determined that the incidents took place near the intersection of S. Canby-Marquam Highway and S. Barnards Rd. [ map ]

Passing vehicles have been struck by apparent gunfire in four reported incidents in the last month. The Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and additional possible victims.

Deputies have spoken to residents in the area of the incidents, and are developing leads. Additional tips are sought from the public.

ADDITIONAL TIPS, VICTIMS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional victims and information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816 and 17-19830. 

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Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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