No arrests have been made and no suspects have been detained in connection with the Friday night shooting outside of Shari's Restaurant in Corvallis, police said Saturday afternoon.
The Corvallis Police Department released the name of the 29-year-old victim who died at the scene. Jason Scott Williams, of Corvallis, died from injuries suffered during the shooting, which took place at around 7:45 p.m. Friday outside of the restaurant at 1117 N.W. Ninth St., according to the Corvallis Police Department. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office in Portland is scheduled to conduct the autopsy.
Corvallis police also confirmed that a 35-year-old Forest Grove woman suffered “a minor injury” during the shooting and was transported from the scene to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. The woman, whose name is being withheld at this time, was treated and released, according to police.
“The second female victim and Williams are acquaintances, and had been at the restaurant together prior to the shooting,” Corvallis police said in the press release.
Lt. Cord Wood, a spokesman for the Corvallis Police Department, said Saturday that he did not believe there was a threat to the community. He declined to elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation. Wood also declined to release any information about the shooter or the weapon used in the shooting.
"It's not the time to talk about evidence," he said. "It's an ongoing investigation."
The Corvallis Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Search and Rescue and the Linn Benton Major Crime Team are continuing an investigation and search for evidence at the scene, according to the release.
Northwest Ninth Street was reopeed to traffic Saturday morning, although one lane in front of Shari’s remained closed from about Beca Avenue to the north and Buchanan Avenue to the south of the restaurant. Incident command vehicles remained at the scene along with several police vehicles.
Corvallis Police are asking anyone with information, or who may have seen something suspicious around the time of the shooting, to call 541-766-6913.
The homicide outside of Shari's Restaurant Friday night is the 14th in Corvallis since 1990. Among City of Corvallis cases, only the Shari's homicide and the homicide of Kimberly Theresa Hakes case remain unsolved. Hakes, 42, was found dead on Feb. 15 inside a tent at Alan Berg Park, a wooded area across from downtown, on the east bank of the Willamette River.