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Search for Attempted Murder Suspect

baumgaertel_david_aCANYONVILLE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man police say is involved in an attempted murder in Canyonville.

Officials say on Wednesday afternoon, 39-year-old David Baumgaertela approached a vehicle and fired several shots.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they say they found the 23-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the face. The suspect was able to get away.

Police identify him as a white male, around 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He has large tattoos on his forehead and neck. He was last seen driving a 2001 red Honda Civic.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 911.