UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood - One Person Deceased

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July 23, 2014 01:10


Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into Tuesday night's shooting that left one man dead in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been preliminarily identified as a 19-year-old male.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of the victim. The victim appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to the victim.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Wednesday July 23 to determine the exact cause of death and to confirm the victim's identity.

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.



This evening, Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The intersection of Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street is closed in all directions.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a death investigation.

No additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Portland Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.



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