PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Corvallis man was hospitalized after a bullet pierced through his apartment and struck him in the shoulder on Sunday, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Police responded to the apartment, on NE Merloy Road, around 1:20 a.m. after the 44-year-old resident called 911 reporting his shoulder was bleeding from a possible gunshot wound. First responders said he was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
According to the sheriff’s office, the preliminary investigation showed the bullet shot through a wall of the apartment before striking him.
Authorities searched the area but were unable to find a suspect.
As police continue to investigate, neighbors, and those who may have camera recordings of the shooting, are asked to contact Captain Chris Duffitt, at Chris.Duffitt@co.benton.or.us or call 541-766-6858. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to 541-573-8477 (TIPS).
The sheriff’s office said they believe there is no threat to the public.