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The victim in the overnight shooting in Northeast Portland's King neighborhood has been identified as 26-year-old Michael Damone Kent Jr., a resident of Northeast Portland. Kent suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck and is expected to survive his injuries.
Based on interviews at the scene, detectives are revising the suspect description to be an unknown race male wearing dark shorts and a dark hoody, last seen running southbound through King School Park.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@PortlandOregon.gov.
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This morning, Wednesday August 15, 2012, at 12:34 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a shooting in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue, in front of King School.
Officers arrived within minutes and located an adult male in his 20s suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a Portland hospital with potential life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary information indicates that the victim was shot while seated inside a vehicle.
Officers and a Police K-9 Unit conducted an extensive neighborhood search for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.
The limited suspect information is that the shooter was an African American male wearing all dark clothing and was last seen running southbound through King School Park.
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team was called to being a shooting investigation. Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to process the shooting scene for evidence.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson