Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports last night his deputies investigated a report of shots being fired at a residence on Sommerville Loop in Harrisburg.
At 9:43 p.m., the caller called the Linn County 911 Center reporting hearing gunshots outside their residence. As deputies responded, the caller called back reporting they found bullet holes on their house. There were children in the home at the time of the shooting. Fortunately, no one in the residence was injured.
Deputies learned this incident was linked to another drive-by shooting in Junction City on June 8. Investigation shows the suspect, Victor Burgoyne, 44, had been making threats to his ex-girlfriend, as well as her family and friends.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is working with Junction City Police Department on the investigations and attempt to locate Burgoyne. His whereabouts are unknown at this time, but he is known to frequent both Linn and Lane County areas. Both agencies will continue efforts to locate Burgoyne.
Burgoyne is a white male, 6’ 3” tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He has thinning brownish gray hair, hazel eyes and is often unshaven.
Anyone with information on Burgoyne should call Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 967-3911. The public is advised not to approach Burgoyne. Burgoyne is considered to be armed and dangerous.