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Oregon City man accused of shooting his home: "I figured I'd just shoot at random"

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Oregon City Police Department arrested Steven Scholz, 66, after they say he intentionally “shot up” his home Saturday morning. Police say Scholz fired his gun multiple times and its bullets hit neighboring houses and a parked car.

“I figured I’d just shoot at random because I had all these guns,” Scholz said.

During a jailhouse interview, Scholz said he wouldn’t have fired his gun if he’d known his neighbors were home.

“Hurting my neighbors is the last thing I want to do,” Scholz adds. “I love them guys, I would lay down my life for them. They have families; I have nothing.”

Scholz’s next door neighbor Deanna Segura said multiple bullets went through her home and one bullet missed her son by about a minute.

“Ethan is devastated and at most affected by it,” Segura said. “When I tried to put him into bed last night and the only reason he could fall asleep was because he knew the man wasn’t in his house currently.”

Segura adds she is living on adrenaline and fear and finding ways to protect her children.

According to Clackamas County Court documents, Scholz faces several charges. Including, felony for unlawful use of a weapon and eight misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Segura said she is urging neighbors who live near John McLoughlin Elementary school to call the district attorney’s office to voice their concerns.

“I’m hoping by looking at what our families have gone through and the criminal charges against him that he really needs to be put in a mental hospital and reviewed instead of being sent home and slapped on the wrist because no one was killed,” Segura said.

Scholz said he’s not comfortable going back home.

“I know I wouldn’t feel warm in that neighborhood,” Scholz said.

Scholz’s next court date is March 21.

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