Grants Pass Police Department

On November 26th, 2022, a few minutes before midnight, Grants Pass Police Department officers responded to the Josephine County Fairgrounds for reports of a man firing a gun.  Due to the rapidly evolving incident, law enforcement requested Three Rivers Medical Center lockdown while a search of the Fairgrounds was underway.  GPPD officers and Oregon State Troopers cleared the Fairgrounds and confirmed the suspect had already fled.  

A private party was being held at the Fairgrounds and the suspect fired a firearm into the ceiling of the building.  No one was injured at the party  The suspect's connection to the event is still being determined. Grants Pass Police detectives responded to assist with the criminal investigation.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years of age, approximately five foot ten with dark hair.  He was wearing a green and black shirt with blue jeans.  He fled the scene in a dark-colored pickup in an unknown direction.

The Grants Pass Police Department would like to thank the Oregon State Police and Three Rivers Medical Center for their assistance.  Anyone with information on the shooting is requested to call Detective Justin Hoy at 541-450-6343.