Community comes together for family involved in I-5 shootings

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The young Medford family whose car seat took a bullet in the shootings on Interstate 5 in February received a special gift from the Grants Pass community Tuesday.

The Williams family was traveling back to Grants Pass from Roseburg when they heard a loud noise in their car.

It was a bullet—and it ended up lodged in the car seat with their 11-month old baby in it.

Thankfully the young boy wasn’t hurt, but seeing the car’s damage everyday weight on Ashley and Joshua hearts.

So the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety teamed up with Jim Sigel Automotive and they decided to fix the car for free.

“We don’t really ask for help and stuff so it was nice,” said Ashley Williams. “It’s been nice to, you know, have someone in the valley help us cause we’re not from here. We’ve been here for a while but nobody’s ever actually been so nice to do something like that for us,” Williams said.

The car seat maker, Graco, also pitched in and replaced the baby’s car seat.

Jim Sigel Automotive said they just wanted to help out a family who needed it and bring the community together.

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