Seaside Police and detectives from the Clatsop County Major Crime Teams continue their search for suspects in the early Sunday morning robbery and shooting at a Seaside Hotel. The 36-year-old victim's condition has been upgraded and he continues to be treated for injuries sustained in the shooting at a Portland-area hospital.
While police are still evaluating information, they continue to work leads associated with the case. And while the incident transpired at a local motel, the focus of the investigation is on a single motel room where the incident is believed to have taken place.
Police believe the victim and suspects had made contact prior to the robbery and shooting and this was not a random act. However, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, names of those believed to be involved are not being released at this time. Authorities continue to believe there is no threat to the local community.
Sunday morning (Nov 12) at approximately 2 a.m. a robbery and shooting occurred at the Beachside Inn, near the intersection of 5th Avenue and N. Downing Street in Seaside. The victim, a 36-year-old from Washington State, was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria and later flown to a Portland-based hospital where he is being treated for injuries.
The suspects in the incident are unknown and remain at large. Outside of the shooting victim, no other injuries have been reported. Based on witness statements and other information obtained, police believe the general population is not at risk.
If you have any information related to the incident or were in the area at the time of the reported incident, please contact Detective Guy Knight with the Seaside Police Department at (503) 738-6311.