Shooting reported in downtown Klamath Falls

This story has been updated.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Part of Klamath Falls’ downtown area was shut down Wednesday afternoon after a reported shooting.

City officials said the reported shooting happened at 7th and Pine Streets just before 2:30 p.m.

Eyewitnesses told NBC5 News the shooting happened at a bus stop across the street from the Ross Ragland Theater.

Witnesses said the victim was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center.

According to the Klamath Falls Police Department, the person responsible for the shooting was last seen walking through a nearby parking lot toward North 6th Street.

Natalie Postles works as a marketing director at the Ross Ragland Theater. She said, “I got here about two minutes after the shooting, we were at a hiring fair across town. Emergency vehicles were already responding, there was a shooting at the bus stop. As far as I know, it was a part of the transient population here in downtown Klamath Falls.”

Postles said she spoke to law enforcement earlier and she was told they were still looking for the shooter.

She said incidents like this are the reason the theater recently implemented extra security.

The person of interest was described as a Native American or Hispanic man in his mid-20s. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, khaki shorts, white tennis shoes, and a hat with a full brim. He also had a satchel-type bag slung across his chest.

If you see anyone matching the alleged shooter’s description, please call the police.

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