EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Eugene Police are looking for a suspect who went up and down 37th Avenue early Friday randomly shooting at parked cars.The first calls about the incident came in just before noon from Amazon Community Center. Two parked cars, an SUV and a minivan, were hit. As soon as employees heard the shots, the center went on lock down; no one was allowed outside.
Colleen and Mark Lewis were both at the center when it occurred. "We went to go outside and we ran into the director and she said I'm sorry, you need to go back inside, we're on lock down and that surprised everyone," said Colleen.
When they looked outside, employees were inspecting Colleen and Mark's car. Th back window of the vehicle was shattered. "This is violence, this is random violence," said Mark. "This is not just mischief. It affects me and it affects our community."
Employees helped the couple clean up their car along with another man who did not want to talk about the incident. "Now I have to find the money to fix my vehicle that I don't have," said Mark.
Minutes later, three more minivans on 37th Avenue near Tugman Park were damaged; windows were shot out in all of them. Drivers of the vehicles were at a nearby playground with their children.
Police told NewsSource 16 that they ramped up patrols quickly in the area, hoping to find the shooter. They have no reason to believe it was an inmate recently released from Lane County Jail.
Other cars may have been hit as well across South Eugene. Anyone with damage is urged to report it. Only one witness saw the shooter's car, describing it as an older model olive green Subaru Outback.
If you have information, call Eugene Police.