Photos released in case of bullet-riddled car
Police released new details and photos Tuesday related to a south Medford incident that left multiple bullet holes in a car earlier this month.
Medford police released surveillance photos in the hope of tracking down information about two vehicles and two pedestrians at the scene of the violent episode that occurred shortly after midnight the morning of Aug. 5 at the intersection of Barnett Road and Riverside Avenue.
According to Medford police Lt. DJ Graham, at 12:32 a.m. a dark-colored sedan — shown in one of the newly released photos — fired three shots on westbound Barnett Road into a white Chevrolet Caprice sedan next to it while the victim car turned onto southbound Riverside Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck, who has not been named, fled the scene uninjured, but police say at least three shots hit the car.
A wide-angle surveillance photo shows the suspect and victim’s vehicles on the left side of the frame, and two pedestrians on the right — one in the Walgreens parking lot and another standing at the corner closest to the drug store.
Shortly after the victim fled, a dark-colored pickup passed the suspected shooter’s car as it turned northbound onto Riverside Avenue.
Police are asking for tips to help them identify the driver of the dark sedan, the pickup, as well as the two pedestrians seen near the intersection where the shots were fired.
Shortly after the incident, Medford police said the shooting was “not believed to be a random incident,” but police haven’t elaborated on a motive. A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy in the area heard the gunshots, according to news reports, and police later spotted the Caprice with bullet holes in its trunk and rear window.
Medford police asked anyone with information about the case to call them at 541-770-4784.