UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Gang Shooting

UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Gang Shooting

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February 19, 2010 16:06


This is an update to last night's shooting at Woodlawn Park. One 16-year-old male was charged with one count of Attempted Murder, and two other juvenile males were taken to the Donald E. Long, (Juvenile Detention) on Project Safe Street holds.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating this shooting as a gang related incident.


Tonight at approximately 7:45 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to Woodlawn Park, located at 1700 NE 11th Avenue, on a call of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 16-year-old male victim who had been shot once in the leg. The injury does not appear to be life threatening and the victim was transported to an area hospital. Responding officers determined that this incident was gang related and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation.

Officers were able to recover one handgun in the park and have taken four juvenile suspects into custody. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released tomorrow.


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Sgt. Pete Simpson
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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204