Driver injured after string of I-5 shootings

Update (08-21-20, 9:27 a.m.) – On August 20, OSP arrested 49-year-old Kenneth Alan Ayers from Roseburg in connection with the I-5 shootings. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on numerous charges including attempted murder, assault, and 13 counts of reckless endangering.


Original story: JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A woman was shot while driving on Interstate 5 in Jackson County.

Oregon State Police said on the evening of August 19, a woman driving northbound on I-5 was struck by a bullet near milepost 37 between Central Point and Gold Hill.

The woman was hospitalized and later released, according to investigators.

Police believe the shooting is linked to previous shootings along I-5 dating back to late May in Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas Counties. Nobody was injured in those incidents but numerous vehicles were damaged.

Anyone with further information is asked to call OSP at 1-800-442-2068. Refer to case number SP20-235168.

Investigators provided no further information about the shooting and OSP is not providing interviews about the case.

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