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Woman Struck By Bullet While Driving I-5 Through Jackson County

Samuel Sng

A woman driving north on I-5 was shot Wednesday night (August 19).  Authorities believe it’s connected to previous shootings of vehicles reported along a three-county stretch of the interstate which began in late May.

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency crews responded to the incident, which occurred at 9:45pm near milepost 37 in Jackson County.

The woman was struck with a bullet, taken to a hospital, and then released after being treated for her injuries.

Until now, the person -or persons- responsible for the shootings only struck vehicles in Jackson, Douglas, and Josephine Counties.  

Oregon State Police urge anyone with information to contact them (1-800-442-2068, refer to case #SP20-235168.)

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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