Deputies searching for suspects in Oroville drive-by shooting

May 4, 2015 9:33 AM

Investigators in Oroville are searching for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting last night in south Oroville.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office got reports of shots fired around 6:58 pm into a residence on D Street near Fallbrook Ave.

According to deputies, a gray 1990s Jeep Cherokee drove up and a passenger fired a handgun at the victims, hitting the home. Fortunately nobody was injured, but the bullets narrowly missed striking two children.

The vicitms told deputies they just moved into the home, and suspect the shooter was targeting the home's previous resident(s).

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with long hair and possibly in his 20's.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff's Office at (530) 538-7321.


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