UPDATE #3 - East Precinct officers respond to a shooting in the 12500 Blk of Powell Blvd

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July 09, 2014 00:25

  

###UPDATE #3###

Officers are clearing the scene in the 12500 block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Gang Enforcement Team investigators are continuing to investigate this case.

Investigators have determined that the suspect arrived in the area of the Laurel Place Apartments and fired multiple rounds. These rounds stuck the primary victim, a 5-year-old boy, in the leg. Investigators do not believe the child was an intended target in this shooting. The gunshot caused non-life-threatening injuries to the child. No other shooting victims have been identified at this time, however, rounds also struck nearby apartments.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. They are asking the public's assistance in these ongoing cases. Investigators hope that additional witnesses will come forward and provide information on this incident and other recent gang-related crimes.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.



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###UPDATE #2###

The child in this shooting, a 5-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at an area hospital.

Investigators believe this incident is gang-related and the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to investigate. The PIO will be available at 10:50 p.m., for interviews on the north side of S.E. Powell at 125th.

###PPB###

###UPDATE###

The PIO will be responding, eta is 45 minutes. The media can stage at S.E. 125 and S.E. Powell.

###PPB###

###UPDATE###

The time in the orginal message should read 8:51 p.m.. The PPB apologizes for the error.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, July 7, 2014, at 8:21 p.m, officers from East Precinct responded to a shooting in the 12500 Block of Powell Blvd. Officers arrived and learned that a young child had been struck by gunfire. The child is being transported to an area hospital and is in unknown condition. Officers are still working to actively secure the crime scene.

The investigation is ongoing and additional updates will follow.

###PPB###

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