Bystanders rush to help man shot in N. Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who was shot near a popular North Portland park Friday morning died Saturday after being rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. 

Bystanders rushed to help 42-year-old Armond Ramoan Harper, who was shot near Peninsula Park near the corner of N. Albina and Rosa Parks Way. People gave Harper medical care before police and emergency responders arrived.

“When the police are coming I’m trying to find out what’s going on over there,” nearby resident Alpha Ndumu told KOIN 6 News. “There was a guy, people were surrounding him, trying to help him, but he was laying there.”

Harper was found in the parking lot of a store.

According to police, the suspect — a black man in his 20s with a medium build, wearing gray or black clothing was last seen running northbound on Mississippi. Officials believe he has left the neighborhood.

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