Early Monday morning, 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.
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.
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.
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 at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816, 17-19830, and 17-25410.