MADRAS, OR -- Madras Police continue to search for a white or gray Mercedes involved in a shooting incident yesterday morning. The Madras campus of Central Oregon Community College was briefly put on lock-down just after 9:00 a.m., Monday, as law enforcement continue to search for that shooting suspect. At about 7:20 Monday morning, Madras Police responded to the area of 10th and 'B' Street, after a man was seen shooting a gun from his car. It's unknown if anyone was hit by that gunfire, although no injuries have been reported.
COCC notified students to remain where they were, and said that no one was allowed in or out of the campus. The campus reopened less than 30 minutes later. Ron Paradis with COCC told KBND News the lockdown was a precaution due to the campus' proximity to the shooting incident.
Jefferson County 509-J schools went into a modified lockdown as a precaution, all school doors were locked until police said the threat had passed. In a statement on the district's website, the superintendent said students may have witnessed the incident.