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Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting in North Portland
  Tuesday June 7, 2011 - 9:37 AM
 
This morning, Tuesday June 7, 2011, at approximately 12:08 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a drive-by shooting at a residence in the 7000 block of North Commercial Avenue. Officers arrived in the area and made contact with a 23-year-old male victim who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators learned that the victim got into an argument with the occupants of a dark blue American sedan when someone in the car fired multiple shots at him, striking him more than once. The vehicle left the area in an unknown direction. Officers heading to the area of the shooting observed a vehicle matching the suspect description and eventually stopped it at Southeast 7th Avenue and Division Street; However, no arrests have been made at this point and the suspected shooter is still on the loose.

Based on information at the scene, Gang Detectives have been called to investigate and this is considered to be a gang-related shooting.

No additional details are available at this time and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Portland Police.


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