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Gang Warfare Leaves Two Hurt In Canby
by Kimberly West - The Oregon Herald
  Monday April 19, 2010 - 10:35 AM
CANBY, Oregon - Two individuals were left hurt yesterday after a shooting in a Canby neighborhood. Police report the shooting near the intersection of Second and Knott streets was gang-related. Roberto Sinchenz said he was having a barbecue outside his apartment when he saw an SUV speed past him. The driver, Sinchenz said, rolled down his windows and began shooting. "When he comes and stops the car, it was, 'Pow, pow, pow!' Six or seven times," Said Sinchenz. One of the victims was hit in the chest and the other victim was struck by the shooter's SUV, police said.

"The guy was going in reverse and he hit one guy with the car," Sinchenz said. Investigators said they were still piecing together the crime scene Sunday night. It appears the shooting may have been related to an assault that happened Monday. No arrests have been made in the case.

Some of the neighborhood's witnesses were cooperating with police, while others weren't talking. All of the suspects initially got away, but police are familiar with many of the people involved, so they're trying to identify those suspects and go after them. Meanwhile, a large section of the neighborhood was cordoned off for hours, while detectives continued to search for clues and witnesses.

A reader wrote: "Canby has had a gang issue for years. Yes Canby. However not much is going to change as long as they have a one man gang task force team. One cop can't change or take care of the problem. How do I know? I lived right in that area for years but was smart enough to get out. It's pretty sad to go to bed at night with a loaded pistol to protect my family and myself. Get rid of the illegals there. Send them back to where they came from. After all the white people are the minorities in that town. Send the gang bangers to a real gang area and see what happens then!!!"


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