Keizer Police Department is investigating an incident involving gunfire at a south Keizer bar.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at 2:38 a.m., KPD officers responded to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill, 3393 River Road North, on a report of several gunshots being fired in the parking lot after the conclusion of a concert that was headlined by Lil Rob.
Upon officers arrival, they located a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta four-door in the parking lot that had been struck by multiple rounds of gunfire. The initial investigation indicates a male suspect, possibly wearing red, fled from the shooting scene on foot. The suspect was last seen by witnesses running westbound away from the bar on Appleblossom Drive North. Investigating officers did not locate any persons who were struck by gunfire and no injuries were reported.
Keizer officers were assisted by deputies and officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Salem Police Department who helped secure the crime scene and search for the suspect. A K-9 was also deployed, but the suspect was not identified or apprehended.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone having any information is asked to contact Det. Ben Howden at 503-390-3713, ext. 3525.