Two wounded in Portland gang shooting


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The city’s gang unit is investigating a shooting early Monday that injured two people.

Officers tell KOIN 6 News that the two people shot were dropped off at Portland Providence Medical Center in Northeast Portland around 2:45 a.m. They both suffered non-life threatening wounds after being shot in the lower body, police said.

Detectives and officers with the Gang Enforcement Team said the shooting occurred around 2:10 a.m. in the 600 block of Northeast 102nd at Boss Hawg’s Bar & Grill. Officers spoke with several witnesses who said they heard multiple gunshots followed by vehicles leaving the scene, Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

Offices arrived and found bullet shell casings in the parking lot, but the shooters and victims had already fled, police said. Police on scene said that they believe two groups may have been shooting at each other.

Simpson said the victims are 35- and 29-year-old men. Both have been identified, but their names are not being publicly released, police said.

“Based on information gathered at both locations, the shooting appears to be gang-related,” Simpson said in a prepared statement. “There is not any suspect information at this time.”

Friday, the bureau released data that show up until that date, GET had 10 open shooting investigations. In the two-week period ending up until Friday, there had been eight vehicles damage and three homes damaged in six separate shootings in which 56 rounds were fire, the bureau reported.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503.823.3333.

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