Police believe a man was kidnapped and shot Thursday in rural Morrow County.
The 48-year-old man from Eugene was discovered about 7:30 a.m. in a vehicle at Love’s Truck Stop, west of Boardman. He was suffering from a single gunshot wound and was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston, for treatment.
According to Oregon State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed the victim was shot at another location and transported to Love’s by a citizen who was waved down by the victim on Interstate 84 near milepost 151.
The victim alleges to have been kidnapped and dropped off near that area, by abductors in a maroon van who fled the scene in an unknown direction. According to police, there is no evidence at this time indicating there is a threat to the general public regarding this incident.
Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious circumstances or observed the victim and suspect vehicle on Interstate 84 near milepost 151 Dec. 22 are asked to call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Dispatch Center at 1-541-664-4600 and reference case number SP17461025.