PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A teenage woman was shot to death and a man was wounded in what Clackamas County investigators believe is a shooting from one car into another.
The shooting on Highway 211 outside Estacada was reported around 10:50 p.m. Monday, authorities said. The victims were in a Jeep Cherokee while the suspects were believed to be in a Toyota, either a Corolla or Camry.
Investigators said both cars were headed in the same direction when the Toyota opened fire near South Poplar Road.
Deputies rushed to the scene and tried to find the suspects, but were not successful.
The wounded man, 30, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to his hand. The 19-year-old woman died at the scene.
Authorities said it is too early to confirm the victim’s names. But family and friends told KOIN 6 News the 19-year-old was Emily Taylor. A GoFundMe has been created for her funeral costs.
Emily was described as sweet and creative by her mother, Theresa Taylor, who was too devastated to speak on camera. But she said her daughter was taken before she had a chance to really live — and now the Taylor family wants justice.
Theresa said her daughter was a medical technician who loved working with the elderly, crocheting and playing saxophone. She said Emily was killed before she could realize her dream of becoming a medical assistant.
“Emily was not the kind of woman you would forget. Her laugh, smile, she was loved by many,” her mother said. “Family and friends hope that if anyone has any information that could lead to an arrest and a small form of justice for Emily’s family to please come forward.”
The case, #23-23080, remains active and open. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, either by email or by phone, 503. 723.4949.