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Sept. 22, 2021

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Washougal man shot while driving motorcycle in Camas

By , Columbian staff writer

A Washougal man was shot in the hand while riding his motorcycle in Camas Friday morning when someone slowly pulled up beside him and fired a shot, according to the Camas Police Department.

The man, 69, was riding his motorcycle with his wife around 2:35 a.m. on Northeast Third Avenue. He told Camas police a possibly dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee from the 1990s covered in mud was traveling in the same direction as him when the car slowly passed him. He heard a gunshot and then noticed he had been shot in the hand, according to police.

The man described the driver of the Jeep to police as a white man between 30 and 40 years old with curly hair. He said the driver was also wearing a baseball cap. The Jeep was last seen traveling south on Lechner Street toward state Highway 14, according to Camas police.

Camas-Washougal Fire and Rescue took the motorcyclist to the hospital for treatment for the wound to his right hand, and he was released a few hours later, police stated. Camas police did not release the man’s name.

The Camas Police Department asks anyone with information to call the department at 360-834-4151.