Victim named in deadly I-5 shooting; search continues for gunman

Oregon State Police continue searching for whoever opened fire on a car, on I-5 SB near Roseburg High School, killing one person.

Posted: Mar 17, 2019 7:27 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 12:01 PM

UPDATE: The deceased victim has been identified as Edward Lanier, 53, of Myrtle Creek. 

Lanier was driving a beige 1992 Honda Accord at the time.

Authorities request that if you witnessed an altercation involving the victim's vehicle, the suspect's silver four-door sedan and possibly a third vehicle, contact Oregon State Police.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- On Sunday, March 17 around 12 p.m. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 124.

Witnesses reported a subject in a late model silver four door sedan, possibly a Ford, with no license plates shot a male subject in another vehicle while traveling southbound at that location.

The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The suspect vehicle continued on Interstate 5 southbound from milepost 123. A witness described the driver of the silver car as a male in his 30s wearing a red baseball cap.

Oregon State Police is asking anyone who sees a vehicle and subject matching that description to call 911 and do not attempt to contact as we consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

Anyone that may have witnessed the shooting or anyone with any information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Oregon State Police.

Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time.

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