Police seek suspect in S. Ore. shooting

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a shooting in Central Point this week gave police the slip by providing false information at a hospital and then leaving before an officer knew he had been involved.

Jackson County investigators tell the Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/umwWkT ) that 20-year-old Gabriel Perez of Medford is a gang member and sex offender.

They say he was in a car Tuesday that crashed after a police chase. They say one of four occupants died, two were detained, and Perez walked away, getting treatment later in Grants Pass under a false name.

Officers say shots from that car had shattered windows in another vehicle, wounding a man seriously and causing a woman minor injuries. Officers say the victims appear to be innocent bystanders.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/