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Random Shooting at Oregon Family's Car on I-5

Three bullet holes were found in the left side of the car, neither the parents or children were struck.

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(WILSONVILLE OR) - A family traveling down the I-5 in Oregon was shot at by men described as strangers. It is an alarming report and Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are seeking the public's assistance for any information to help identify the person(s) responsible.

It happened Sunday night along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Wilsonville. Police say three bullets struck the vehicle containing a Cornelius-area family, the vehicle containing two suspects was last seen northbound passing the Interstate 5 Baldock Rest Area.

OSP received the report Sunday at approximately 10:24 p.m., they were informed that a vehicle was shot at while traveling northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281. Preliminary investigation indicates the victims' red 1990 Honda Civic driven by Jose Gomez Munoz of Cornelius who is 43, and occupied by his wife and two children, ages not provided, was northbound when an unknown vehicle containing two young adult Hispanic males pulled alongside the Honda. Two "loud bangs" were heard and then the suspect vehicle, described as an unknown make or model dark four-door, sped away northbound.

Three bullet holes were found in the left side of the car; two in the driver's door and one in the left rear passenger door. None of the bullets penetrated into the car's interior.

OSP is continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Dave Kammerman is the lead investigator. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.



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