|Gangland shooting, teen's bedroom sprayed with bullets|
Story by Donna Millsap and James Daniels - The Oregon H
|Published on Monday March 21, 2011 - 9:18 AM|
Police say a late-night party was in progress at a home in the 7000 block of Northeast 9th Avenue when shot were fired in and outside the home.
Police say there were three gunshot victims found on the sidewalk, 31-year-old Garvin Franklin and 32-year-old Archeleaus Osborne suffered non-life-threatening wounds.
Clinton Nelson, 37, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
A fourth gunshot victim, 22-year-old Terrance Warren, later arrived at an area hospital and suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots, people screaming and a car speeding away.
"I woke up to gunshots and then some men yelling at each other outside," says Sasha Rotecki, who found a bullet hole near his front door. Police are looking for suspects in five separate gang-related shootings in Portland. In one, bullets struck the bedroom of a 13-year-old boy.
Saturday morning a home in Northeast Portland was riddled with bullets while children played inside. Fortunately, no one was hit.
"We just heard a whole bunch of bullets, and came downstairs to call 911," said the children's mother who did not wish to be identified.
A TV and lamp were struck but most of the bullets hit the bedroom of a 13-year-old boy. Fortunately, the boy was in the bathroom.
"I'm so happy no one was hit. That's my son's bedroom and he would have been dead if he had been in there," said his mother. "The kids are pretty scared. They don't want to play outside." She said she has no idea who would fire at her home and is worried it could happen again and hopes it was all random.
Portland Police have not captured anyone at this time. They believe a gang is involved in the gunfire.
The suspects could face eight counts of attempted murder.