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Man grazed with bullet near White City playground

A 26-year-old man was grazed with a bullet near a White City playground early Saturday morning after a fight with two other men, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, a White City resident, called 911 at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday to say he’d been shot after a fight with two men at the playground next to the White City library, a sheriff’s release said. The man had a minor graze wound, likely from a small-caliber round, on his torso and a cut on his arm.

It is unclear how much time passed between the incident and the call to 911, the release said.

The victim couldn’t provide many details of the shooting but did describe a verbal and physical fight with the two men just before he was shot. He told deputies the men left on foot north through a field toward a mobile home park at 2622 Falcon St.

The victim described one of the men as being about 25 years old with slick black hair, a full beard and wearing a puffy jacket. The second man was described as wearing a black sweatshirt. Both were believed to be Hispanic.

Deputies believe other people may have been present during or just before the shooting. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the JCSO tip line at 541-774-8333 and refer to case No. 18-16798.

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