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McMinnville Teen Receives Gunshot Wound After Confrontation

Police are looking for two Hispanic males involved in this incident.

(MCMINNVILLE, Ore.) - A 19-year old McMinnville man is hospitalized today after he was shot last night, following an altercation on Evans Street.

Police say that according to several witnesses and the victim, Jacob Way, got into a confrontation with two Hispanic males on Evans Street between 24th St. and Baker Creek Rd in McMinnville late last night.

During that confrontation, Jacob Way received a gunshot wound. He was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center by friends.

The investigation of the crime scene and interviews with witnesses continues, as they check potential leads on the current location of the two Hispanic suspects.

McMinnville Police, along with Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team and units from Yamhill County District Attorney's Office,Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Newberg PD, Amity PD, and Yamhill PD are involved in the investigation.

The two suspects are described as:
1 – Hispanic male between 17 and 19 years old, 5'1" to 5'5" tall, thin build, with dark very short hair, wearing a brown t-shirt.
2 – Hispanic male in his mid 20's, approximately 5'10", medium to muscular build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, last seen leaving the area on a mountain bike.

Anyone with questions or information is asked to call Detective Sam Elliott at 503-435-5615.

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