December 08, 2011 15:50Update: As officers arrived on scene they located a 17-year-old male Hispanic shot in the leg in front of the store. Officers were able to determine through their investigation that a maroon or burgundy vehicle drove into the store lot and had words with the victim. As they were having words the driver of the car shot 7 shots at the victim hitting him once in the leg. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The suspect vehicle had dark tinted windows and contained 4 Hispanic males. The car drove southbound on SE 52nd Avenue. Officers looked for the suspect vehicle but they have not located the suspects at this time.
Based on the nature and style of the shooting and descriptions and other information available to the officers they concluded this is a gang shooting and so the Gang Team responded to conduct the investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division also responded and processed the crime scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims.
Today, Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East responded to a shooting at Young's Flavel Market. Someone is reportedly shot.
PIO enroute ETA 15 minutes.
Sgt. Pete Simpson