Gladstone neighborhood awakened by gunfire
Mar 25,2008 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

GLADSTONE, Ore. -- A normally quiet residential neighborhood in Gladstone was awakened early Monday morning to the sound of shotgun blasts, police reported.

 
The front window of the home was one of those damaged by shotgun blasts early Monday morning - Gladstone Police photo 

Gladstone Police said a neighbor reported seeing a thin, white man with curly blonde hair running away about 4:30 a.m. when the shots were heard. He was reported to be carrying what the witness described as a rifle.  No vehicle was seen nor heard, and responding police were unable to locate any suspects.

About 7:30 a.m., a woman taking her morning walk found empty shot gun shells on the front lawn of a home at 17185 Valley View Road, and police found the home with broken windows.

The homeowner wasn’t home at the time of the incident, and no injuries were reported, a news release stated.

“The homeowner has no idea why his home was targeted, nor any idea who would have done this,” police said.