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The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a discarded firearm used in a crime.

Detectives are investigating a serious assault that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday July 2 in the south suburban area. They have uncovered information that a firearm was discarded immediately following the pre-dawn assault on Harlan Drive between Keller Drive and Hope Street.

A search of the area has thus far been unsuccessful in locating the gun. It is believed that the evidence has been removed from the scene.

The handgun is evidence of a crime and is essential for criminal prosecution.

If you have information pertaining to the recovery or the current location of the handgun contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 541-883-5130 and select 5.