UPDATE - VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Shooting in the Cully Neighborhood

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March 27, 2013 20:35

  

Portland Police Homicide detectives have confirmed the identity of this afternoon's shooting victim as 18-year-old Edward Jewell Paden Jr. His family has been formally notified by police.

Criminalists have processed the crime scene and the streets are now back open to regular traffic.

There have been no arrests related to this case and it is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (503) 823-0400.

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Portland Police Homicide detectives are in the early stages of an investigation into the death of a young man at Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Preliminary information indicates there was some kind of a disturbance in the lot of the Valero Gas Station, located on the southeast corner of Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth. Several shots were fired and one young man was killed. The victim is male in his late teens or early 20s.

The victim has not been positively identified yet. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Thursday. The victim's name will be released after a positive identification and family notification.

Officers and detectives are conducting several witness interviews but believe there may be more witnesses that left the area before talking to police. No suspect information is available for release at this time.

Based on the preliminary information, the shooting appears to be gang-related.

Traffic in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street is completely blocked off and the Police Bureau encourages drivers to avoid the area, using Prescott or Lombard as through East/West streets.

Anyone who left the scene before talking to police is encouraged to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Additional details will be released when they become available.

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This afternoon, Wednesday March 27, 2013, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the Valero Gas Station at Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a shooting and one person down.

Officers arrived and located a gunshot victim in the gas station lot. Portland Fire & Rescue responded and determined the victim was deceased.

Media staging is on Northeast 60th Avenue at Emerson Street. Best access is from the South.

PIO is enroute, ETA 45 minutes.

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