Portland Police Investigate Gang Shooting

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October 31, 2009 21:06

  

On October 30, 2009 around 11:15 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to the area of Northeast Grand Avenue and Clackamas Street on a report of a shooting that had just happened. When they arrived, they found 19-year-old Babatu White at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Mr. White was immediately transported to an area hospital and his injuries are non-life threatening.

The Gang Enforcement Team was called to the scene to investigate this incident because gang activity is involved. Investigators determined that Mr. White was sitting on a bench in the area with some associates at the time of the shooting. While sitting on the bench, a car drove by Mr. White and fired several shots. Police do not have anyone in custody at this time and this investigation is ongoing.

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