Gunshot victim taken to hospital as Eugene Police hunt for suspect in white sedan
EUGENE, Ore. - Police are looking for a man in a small white sedan after a shooting on Bailey Lane, east of Coburg Road.
The male victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
The age, identity and condition of the victim are not yet known.
The make, model and plate of the suspect vehicle are not yet known.
Lt. Jennifer Bills said investigators have 3 crime scenes in an area of about 100 yards.
Police received the report of shots fired and a man down with a gunshot wound at 10:05 a.m.
"Police and a bystander provided immediate aid to the person on the ground," Bills said. "That person has been taken to a local hospital, they are undergoing treatment for the gunshot wound."
"These subjects, as we understand, probably know each other," she added, "so this is not a random act."
Bills said she anticipates police will still be on scene investigating into Wednesday.
Crime scene near Monroe Middle School
Schools in the area locked down as police responded to the scene but have since resumed normal operations. The shooting did not involve a student.
Monroe remains on lockout, meaning no one can enter the building.
"If you are a parent of a child at Monroe Middle School, your child is doing school right now as they always will," Bills said. "We are working on a plan right now with 4J for what the 3:30 p.m. pickup will look like. The entire street of Bailey Lane is a crime scene at this point."
Bills said police and school officials are working on a plan on how students are going to leave Monroe Middle School at the end of the day Tuesday.
One of the three active crime scenes is right in front of the school.
"The kids inside Monroe Middle School are safe," Bills said.
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At 11:10 a.m., Eugene Police said that "Monroe Middle School, initially on LOCKDOWN, is now in LOCKOUT and the school day is continuing normally inside the building. Sheldon High School and Buena Vista Elementary School are also on LOCKOUT. St. Paul’s lockdown is being released."
Location was unclear at first
Eugene Police clarified that the incident happened on Bailey Lane near the junior high.
In an initial press release, police indicated the location as Bailey Hill Road and said that Churchill High School and Monroe Middle School were on lockdown.
Police later corrected the release to make clear that the incident is on Bailey Hill Lane, off Coburg Road; and that Churchill High School is not affected.
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