Eugene Rap Concert Shooting, Oregon | Six people were transported to hospitals after a shooting at a concert hall in Eugene, Oregon, police said.
Police Chief Chris Skinner told reporters early Saturday morning that one victim is in critical condition after “certainly one of the highest-profile shootings we’ve had in the city of Eugene.” The victim has undergone surgery, he said. He did not know the status of the others who were shot
The Eugene Police Department and multiple law enforcement agencies responded, along with Eugene Springfield Fire.
The shooting occurred during a Lil Bean and Zay Bang show, police said.
“Reports came in at 9:29 p.m. of multiple shots fired at WOW Hall, 219 W. 8th Avenue. EPD & multiple law enforcement agencies responded, along with Eugene Springfield Fire,” police tweeted.
“We just need people to feel comfortable and bring that forward so we can better understand what happened and better identify our suspect,” he said. “All we know at this point is we have a male in a hoodie that was seen running westbound … right after the shooting.”
Police don’t yet know if the shooting was random or targeted, but Skinner said it was “one of the highest profile shootings we’ve had in the city of Eugene.”
There are no reported fatalities at this time.
All classes held at the WOW Hall are canceled until further notice, they said.
“We at the WOW Hall want to thank all first responders who came so quickly to ensure everyone’s safety and administer first aid. We believe all staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for. This is unprecedented at the WOW Hall. The police are investigating. If we receive additional information, we will try to make it available,” Guerena and Maher added.
Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident (case 22-00850) call 541-682-5111.
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