Klamath Falls, Ore. – Police in Klamath Falls are still looking for a suspect in connection with a south suburban shooting, which led to an extensive manhunt.
The shooting happened at about 5 Monday afternoon at a home on Carlon Way.
“Basically, a shooter that was involved in an argument over a rifle.” Notes Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Information Officer Brandon Fowler. NBC5 asked Fowler about what kind of rifle was involved: “We can’t go into the details at this point on that.”
The victim was shot in the lower leg, and taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment.
Nearby Hosanna School was placed on lockout as a precaution.
A reserve deputy used his plane in an effort to try to locate the suspect from the air.
Investigators aren’t releasing any details.
“We can’t release any names yet, we’re working on a description.” Notes Fowler. “We have some resources that we’re looking through to put together more information on that, to be able to release something to the public soon on that.”
The suspect is still on the loose.
“We don’t believe there’s any threat to the general public.” Fowler adds. “We believe this is an isolated incident, in that particular area with these particular people.”
Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by Klamath Falls Police and Oregon State Police in the manhunt.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.