On May 17, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Klamath Falls Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of North 7th St / Pine St regarding a possible shooting. Officers arrived on scene and rendered aid to one gunshot victim until medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to Sky Lakes Medical Center for non-lite threatening injuries.
The initial report indicated two men were fighting at the bus stop on Pine Street when a gun shot was heard.
An additional report indicated a male subject had been shot and was in and out of consciousness. The person responsible for the shooting was last seen walking through a parking lot towards North 6th Street.
Klamath Falls Police Department with the assistance of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police, began to canvass the area. Detectives from the Klamath Falls Police Department took over the investigation.
The person of interest is described as a Native American or Hispanic male adult in his mid-20’s, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, khaki shorts, white tennis shoes, and wearing a hat with a full brim. Additionally, the man had a satchel type bag slung across his chest.
Authorities ask the public if they see a person matching the description to use caution and to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation are encouraged to call the Klamath Falls Police Department at (541) 883-5336 or the anonymous tip line at (541) 883-5334.
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