Update: Shooting Investigation Silver Falls State Park – Marion County

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The victim is being identified as Billy Gardner from Portland. 

He was treated and released at the Salem Hospital for a gunshot wound. 

He was in possession of the Ford Fusion, which belongs to a family member, prior to the shooting.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 between approximately 10:00 P.M. – 11:15 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to Silver Falls State Park north trailhead parking lot for a person who had been shot.

Emergency personnel located a 23 year old male with a gunshot wound and he was transported to the hospital.

It is believed the suspect(s) stole a silver 2016 Ford Fusion bearing Oregon License 383 MAX and left the area northbound on Hwy 214.

OSP is requesting anyone with any information regarding this shooting to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP and reference case #SP20-205764.

OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Silverton Police Department, Drakes Crossing Fire Department, and Woodburn Ambulance.