Man shot inside Washington County home, suspect on the run
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. —
Washington County sheriff's deputies say a person was shot inside a home Monday evening and the suspect is on the run.
The shooting was reported around 5:20 p.m. in the 16000 block of Northwest Rondos Drive.
Deputy Jeff Talbot said a man reported that someone had entered his home and shot him. The victim was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries but is expected to survive.
Deputies said they conducted an extensive search but didn't find the suspect.
The man's next door neighbor, who is identifying herself as Nina, was home when the shooting happened. She said hours before deputies arrived, she heard a frantic knock on the door, but did not answer right away.
"I was afraid it was random. It just made me nervous that whoever was at the front door, thankfully, I didn't answer it," she said.
Nina says she didn't hear any gunshots and adds that a man and a woman have lived next door for more than two decades, and usually keep to themselves.
"I don't have a lot of contact with her. She's the one neighbor I don't really see a lot. She has a teenage son, I believe, and I see people come in and out," Nina said.
Another neighbor says she has seen other teenagers who go through the house frequently.
Talbot says it's unclear if the shooter broke into the home.
Neighbors, now on edge, hope the shooter gets caught soon.
"This is a really peaceful suburban neighborhood and you hear all these things happening around the world and you never think it would be you in your neighborhood," said Nina. "It just seems kind of crazy."
Talbot said deputies believe that the victim was targeted and there is no danger to the public.
Deputies are still investigating the incident and hope to talk to the victim to gain more information about the suspect.