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KENNETH WELLS

On August 29, 1992, Kenneth Wells was exiting his vehicle with an associate on the 6100 block of NE 10th Avenue at approximately 5:20 am when a vehicle with 4 to 5 unidentified occupants pulled up and began firing at Kenneth and his associate. Kenneth, a 16-year-old African-American man, was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

The vehicle involved in the shooting has been described as being a solid colored 4-door sedan and fled the scene driving northbound on NE 10th Avenue.

Investigators believe this shooting to be gang-related since Kenneth Wells was a known Woodlawn Park Bloods associate.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.