Linn County authorities said a Junction City man was shot in the face after confronting another man about a road-rage encounter.
Deputies with the Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a shooting at LaSalle and S. Sixth street in Harrisburg at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
When they arrived, the deputies found 24-year-old Gregory Bachman with a gunshot wound to his face.
Investigators said Bachman had arrived at the home of 60-year-old Bobby Joe Wagoner with a group of at least four people to confront the driver in a earlier road-rage incident that happened in Junction City at around 8 p.m. Monday.
During the confrontation, deputies said Wagoner fired a single round from a .44 caliber handgun, hitting Bachman in the face. Bachman was taken to River Bend Hospital in Eugene where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators said alcohol was a factor in the confrontation.
Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley told Fox12 no arrests were made because witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the incident, and because Wagoner might be protected by a law that allows a homeowner to protect his property against trespassers.
Riley said the sheriff's office will continue to investigate, and charges may be filed in the future after the district attorney reviews the case.
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