" My son is 17, he almost killed my son," explained Oroville resident James Morgan. Morgan is still shaken after he and his teenage son were shot at in the McDonalds drive-thru early Monday morning. " The sound sounded like somebody threw a grenade in my truck. It was so loud, the gun powder smell was inside my truck, that's how close he was," said Morgan.
The shooting was triggered after Morgan drove though the McDonalds parking lot in Oroville, and accidentally splashed a parked van while driving through a puddle. Witnesses say the driver of the van became outraged, and that's when he pulled up beside Morgan in the drive-thru and shot at his truck. The bullet narrowly missed both Morgan and his son, but blew out the back window of his pick-up. " I took off after him, chased him all the way through town, got all the way down to the auditorium. A car got in my way and I didn't want to cause an accident so I just let him go," said Morgan.
No one was injured by the stray bullet, and police say several witnesses have given thorough descriptions of both the suspect and his van. Witnesses also include a group of construction workers that were nearly run over after the suspect fled the scene. " We're also reviewing our city surveillance cameras to see if they can help out in the apprehension of this guy," said Sergeant John Bruschi with the Oroville Police Department.
The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 30. He was said to have long brown hair and, with facial hair, and a slender build. Police say the man should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Oroville Police Department.