Investigation

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25

The following is a release from the Lincoln City Police Department:

On May 24, 2014 at 8:27 p.m. the Lincoln City Police Department received 911 calls regarding a possible gunshot wound. Lincoln City Police officers arrived in the area of the 2200 block of N.E. West Devils Lake Road where they discovered a white male adult who had sustained a non fatal gunshot wound.

The male was in his mid twenties and was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for his injuries. The male was later transported to a Portland area hospital.

Several Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies, Oregon State Police Troopers and personnel with the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) assisted with this initial investigation.

The suspect vehicle is reported to be a white Toyota four door sedan with gray bondo/primer on the side. Because of the ongoing nature of this investigation, the name of the victim is being withheld at this time. Updated information will be provided in a follow-up press release

Anyone with information regarding this event should contact Detective Bud Lane or the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

UPDATE 10:46 p.m. Saturday, May 24: Police believe the male victim is in his 20's. He has been taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening wounds. The name of the victim has not been released.

Investigators believe the suspect and a male companion where walking along West Devils Lake Drive when the shooting took place earlier tonight.

Police continue to search for a white older model Toyota Camry that might be connected to the shooting.

West Devils Lake Road at 22nd Street was closed during the investigation. It is expected to be reopened within the hour.

Previous News Guard story posted at 9:40 p.m.

Lincoln City Police are investigating what appears to be a drive-by shooting at 22nd Street and West Devils Lake Road.

Police confirm a male was shot in the legs and taken to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for treatment.

"As far as we can tell right now, we have a male that was shot in the legs," Lincoln City Police Sgt. Randy Weaver said.

The name of the victim and his condition have not been released.

West Devils Lake Road at 22nd Street is close due to the police investigation.

Early reports are that police were looking for a white older model Toyota Camry that might be connected to the shooting.

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OdieB

It sickened me to read that this typically gang related shooting occurred in Lincoln City. I was born and lived in the greater Los Angeles Area my entire life until I retired. I was lucky to be able to choose where I wanted to spend the rest of my life and Lincoln City filled the bill. Small town, friendly, beautifully nestled between the mountains and the ocean with a lake to boot along with a couple of rivers thrown in the mix. Heaven on earth to me.

I thought I left all of the drive by shootings and meth houses, etc. behind me when I left L.A. I'm not naïve and realize that crime exists every where but never expected this.

kriston

Can any one help and copy and paste the newest article abouy this. It is my cousin's husband who is the victim but i can not read the whole article because i dont subscribe. Please help

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