The Lincoln City Police and other agencies continue their investigation into the shooting of one man and a head injury to another last week during some kind of confrontation off 101 and NE 45h. The accused shooter remains at large.
Last Friday at about 11:30AM, Lincoln City Police responded to a report of a hit and run crash on West Devils Lake Boulevard near NE 45th Street. Police investigation found a blue Honda Civic had been struck from behind by a grey Jeep Cherokee and that the Jeep had fled the scene prior to officers arrival.
Further investigation revealed a passenger in the Honda had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and had been transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH) by another vehicle, prior to officers arrival at the crash scene. This subject was later transferred to a Portland trauma hospital. It was later determined the shooting had occurred at the Beacon Crest apartment complex a short distance north of the crash scene.
A regional law enforcement task force was activated to assist with the investigation. Officers and Detectives were able to determine in addition to the subject with the chest wound there was a second person injured during the shooting. This subject arrived at SNLH a short time after the crash investigation started and was treated for a head wound and released.
The Chrysler 300 sought in this investigation has been located in McMinnville and is no longer a vehicle of interest.
LCPD is still seeking to locate a person of interest in the shooting incident. Leonel Zamora Jr. age 33, Ht: 5’6”, Wt:160LBS, brown eyes, black hair, a Hispanic male, is still being sought for questioning.
This investigation is ongoing. LCPD is appreciative of the numerous citizens who have come forward with information, which has been very helpful in moving the investigation forward. Anyone with information about the shooting or persons involved is asked to contact LCPD Detectives at 541-994-3636.