RURAL EAGLE POINT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to a call for a reported gunshot wound victim today at 12:24 p.m. The victim was hunting in the area of Conde Creek Rd. and South Fork Little Butte Creek Rd. with two partners when he was shot in the leg from close range. The victim yelled out and the suspect left the scene. A witness spotted a white Chevy truck with a canopy leaving the area.
Upon preliminary investigation this incident appears to be a hunting accident, further details are unclear at this time. JCSO detectives have assumed the investigation and are following additional leads. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement, Oregon State Police, JCSO, and Ashland Police Department are attempting to locate the suspect vehicle.
After being shot the victim drove to the intersection of West Fork Little Butte Creek Rd. and Lake Creek Rd. where a JCSO deputy applied first aid to the wound. A Mercy Flights ambulance arrived and transported him to a local hospital where he was treated for superficial injuries.
This case is under further investigation with detectives following additional leads. More information to follow.