Photo of Kyle provided by OSP.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Law enforcement is asking for help finding a possible suspect in a violent assault in southern Oregon.

The shooting and stabbing occurred Monday near Wilderville, which is near Grants Pass in Josephine County, according to Oregon State Police.

A male and a female were hospitalized with serious injuries after the assault, law enforcement says. The male was flown to OHSU in Portland and the woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

OSP released a photo of a man they say is a possible suspect in the assault on Wilderville Lane.

According to OSP, Kyle has a possible last name of Harding or Handing and is approximately 18 years old. He stands approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and has short hair and a medium build. According to law enforcement, Kyle has a strong Chicago accent, slumps at his shoulders and isn’t very talkative.

OSP says they have located a gun they believe was used in the assault but haven’t found the knife, which is described as an automatic switchblade with a camouflage handle.

OSP says Kyle should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who comes into contact with him should call dispatch at 541-776-5111 and reference case number 19-352116.

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How can you be a "possible" suspect. Doesn't the word "suspect" already contain its element of "possibility" or "uncertainty" ?:)

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