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Case #93-78306

On August 28, 1993, a party was being held on the 500 block of NE 80th that was being attended by various youths of Vietnamese descent. At approximately 10:30 pm, a passenger in a red van began firing at a group standing outside the party. Tien Hoang Truong, a 19-year-old Vietnamese man, was struck and died at the scene.

Tien Hoang Truong was from Seattle and was a member of a Vietnamese gang out of Seattle that had close ties with a local Vietnamese gang.

The passenger of the red van who shot at the group has been described by witnesses as being a Vietnamese man, 5 foot 3 inches tall, approximately 140 pounds with black hair. The van has been described as being a 1979 Chevrolet van, red in color with yellow stripe.

The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them. 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.

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