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.
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Tien Hoang Truong, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.