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Suspects sought in Nyssa shooting

Nyssa shooting suspects
Posted at 12:58 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 15:30:58-05

NYSSA — The Nyssa Police Department is searching for two men wanted in connection to a shooting.

About 3:20 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting on Good Avenue near South Second Street, according to a news release from the Nyssa Police Department.

Witnesses told officers they saw a silver Chevrolet Tahoe with Oregon license plates swerve in front of a light brown Chevrolet Ventura passenger van. Two men were inside the Tahoe; a female driver and a male passenger were inside the Ventura.

The witnesses said the Tahoe passenger fired one round from a 9mm handgun that struck the passenger’s side of the van.

The Tahoe’s driver then sped away eastbound on Good Avenue, police said. The female van driver then also sped off in the same direction.

Officers found one 9mm shell casing at the scene, which they are processing as evidence.

Investigators said they used security camera video from the area to identify the vehicles and their owners -- who are married.

Officers soon found the two vehicles parked outside a home on Park Avenue. Officers knocked on the door, but no one answered.

They then sent up a perimeter around the residences and, with help from the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team, made entry into the home. But the occupants had already left, the news release said.

Officers later located the female driver who was able to identify both men who were in the Tahoe at the time of the shooting. Officers also found a bullet hole in the van’s hood, near the passenger’s side of the windshield.

“Officers obtained consent to search the residence and recovered additional evidence, along with multiple firearms,” the release stated. It did not specify what the addition evidence was.

The suspects are identified as Ricardo Medrano, 44 of Nyssa and Juan Miguel “Michael” Medrano, 21, of Ontario. Both are still at large.

Police said they could be charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

If you have any information about the two suspects, you are urged to contact the Nyssa Police Department at 541-372-3825.