UPDATE: Shooting Inside Party Venue in the Buckman Neighborhood

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May 19, 2019 16:00

  

Investigators with GVRT have determined that there were at least 5 victims injured by gunfire in the shooting. Three of the victims were transported to the hospital by private vehicles. As previously released, two victims were transported by ambulance. All victims have non-life threatening wounds. At least three were released from the hospital after treatment.

The event being held was an "all ages" type party in a warehouse-type building. Officers responding to the original call encountered a chaotic scene, with people leaving on foot and in vehicles. Investigators learned that there was an argument between at least two people immediately before the shooting. But, they believe that numerous potential witnesses left without providing statements to police. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gun Violence Reduction Team at (503) 823-4106, or e-mail GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov . As mentioned, tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823">https://www.p3tips.com/823 , or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

There is no suspect information that can be released at this time. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

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This morning, May 19, 2019, at 12:41 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in a party/event venue in the 200 block of Southeast Madison Street. When officers arrived they found at least two shooting victims. The victims were transported by ambulance to a hospital. Officers received information that other victims may have been taken to hospitals by private vehicles. The condition of the victims is not known at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assume the investigation. They are working to interview victims and witnesses, as well as gather evidence.

The area closed is Southeast Madison Street between Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Avenue, and Southeast 2nd Avenue between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast Main Street.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about 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 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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