Police search for shooting suspect

COOS BAY, Ore.-- A Reedsport man is in serious condition after being shot in the leg Tuesday night in Coos Bay.

According to Coos Bay Police, 33-year-old Vernon Lee Johnson was shot during an altercation in the car he was riding in near 4th Street and Kruse Avenue.

Police sectioned off the area to search for the man who shot Johnson with the help of search dogs. Police also say they closed the area so Johnson could get speedy medical attention.

Police were unable to locate the suspect, but they have released the following description"

- Male
- Early 20s
- Caucasian
- 5'10- 6'0 tall
- Dark hair with a goatee
- Wearing white T-shirt, orange jacket and tan shorts

Anyone with information is asked to call police.