Man shot on I-5 overpass in Woodburn, police say

Man shot on I-5 overpass in Woodburn, police say »Play Video
Police closed the Interstate 5 overpass in Woodburn after a shooting Saturday night. (KATU photo)

WOODBURN, Ore. – Police said one man was shot on the Interstate 5 overpass in Woodburn Saturday night.

Officers responded to the busy overpass at 7 p.m. Lejeune Bryant had multiple gunshot wounds, but police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

“I heard three really quick gunshots,” said D.J. Cowdrey, who works at a nearby restaurant. “Ten seconds later there was a really big blast, like a shotgun. So I came running back in the building. Customers were coming in that had laid down in the parking lot when it happened.”

Police said the shooter, Ethan Carey, was detained and taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. It's unclear what caused the altercation between Carey and Bryant.

The overpass, located near the Woodburn Company Stores, was closed for several hours while police investigated the shooting.

“That’s why the customers were so scared. Because the outlet mall is right there,” said Cowdrey. “They had just left the outlet mall. Everybody assumed it was there.”

They ask anyone who saw the incident to call Detective Aaron Devoe at 503-982-2345.

KATU's Dan Cassuto contributed to this story.