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Police probe SH shooting after victim found in car


March 28, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan 13TH AVENUE is taped off Monday night as police investigate a shooting.

Police are investigating the shooting of a 36-year-old Sweet Home man Monday evening, March 27, who has been taken to an area hospital for treatment.

At approximately 6:35 p.m. Monday, the Sweet Home Police Department received several reports of gunshots around the 1600 block of 13th Avenue, a residential area.

Police responded and located the victim in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, north of the intersection of 13th Avenue and Poplar Street. He had several gunshot wounds, according to police.

The victim was identified as Ryan Tyler Chamberlain, 36, who is listed as a transient in the Sweet Home and Scio areas, Police Chief Jeff Lynn said.

Medics from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District transported Chamberlain to an area hospital.

Ryan Chamberlain

As of Tuesday morning he was at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Corvallis and is listed in critical condition, Lynn said.

No arrest had been reported by the time The New Era went to press.

The Sweet Home Police Department is conducting the investigation with assistance from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Major Accident Investigation Team.

The Police Department is requesting anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact Officer David Hickcox at (541) 367-5181.


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