HERMISTON, Ore.- According to Jason Edmiston, Hermiston Police Department Chief of Police, a 17-year-old girl has been shot in the face in Hermiston.
According to Edmiston, on Oct. 7, at 11:50 p.m. Hermiston Police Department was notified of reports that shots had been fired in the area of North East 4th Street and East Elm Avenue.
Officers then learned that a 17-year-old girl was a passenger in a car and had been shot in the face.
Officers were notified that the car drove away from the scene to take the gunshot victim to the hospital.
The car was later located and occupied by the 17-year-old gunshot victim, 16-year-old and 15-year-old passengers, and the 16-year-old driver.
According to Edmiston, two other cars and two homes were struck by gunfire.
the 17-year-old was flown to Portland to have the bullet removed.
“Because of the number of incidents this community has been subjected to in a relatively short period of time by a small group of reckless criminals, I have already reached out to a couple of community groups and leaders asking for assistance.” Said Chief Edmiston “We appreciate the assistance we received from other area agencies as this incident demanded numerous resources to collect evidence in more than one location.”