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Canyonville residents react to string of shootings on I-5

Many Canyonville residents told KEZI 9 News they’re concerned for their safety.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 6:17 PM

CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- Canyonville residents are still in shock over the mysterious string of shootings on Interstate 5.

In the past several weeks, Oregon State Police has investigated five vehicles that were hit by bullets from Roseburg to Grants Pass, between mileposts 67 and 100.

They said the case is still under investigation, but no injuries have been reported.

However, many Canyonville residents told KEZI 9 News they’re concerned for their safety.

“Watch your Ps and Qs I guess,” said Robert Sherman. “If you see someone on the side of the road, give them a whole lot of room.”

Other residents told KEZI 9 news that they’re not surprised by the incident. With Canyonville sitting right off I-5, they said they get a lot of activity in this small town.

“The only problem is that we’re too close to I-5,” said Tim Jenko. “So you know, you get people.”

Still, some residents said this isn’t going to stop them from traveling on I-5.

“I’m not scared,” said Vena Booth. “If it’s happens, it happens, but I hope they get caught.”

OSP officials will be hosting a media briefing Thursday in Grants Pass.

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