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More vehicles struck by bullets on I-5

At least two more vehicles have been struck by bullets while traveling on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon, adding to a list of incidents that have occurred since mid-May.

Six incidents that were reported previously occurred somewhere between mileposts 67 and 100, according to Oregon State Police Capt. Tim Fox. At least one of the most recent incidents occurred in Jackson County, though the exact location was not immediately available.

Police would not comment on the caliber of the bullets, or whether they think the bullets were fired from a spot along the freeway or from a vehicle.

The dates of the shootings were not all immediately available, but one local incident was reported July 14, OSP said. No injuries have been reported. Damage has included flattened tires, a pierced coolant hose and the loss of power steering.

In some cases, drivers were just passing through the area and did not realize their vehicles had been struck until later.

OSP is asking people to call if they believe their vehicle was struck by a bullet on the freeway.

“Note the time, location,” an OSP news release said. “And, if possible, continue out of the area.”

Residents living near the I-5 corridor who hear random gunshots are also encouraged to call. Anyone with information about the case should call the OSP Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP. The case number is SP20-173444.

Reach web editor Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @RyanPfeil.