16-year-old boy shot in North Portland – kgw.com

Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff 12:14 p.m. PDT August 8, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 16-year-old boy was wounded late Friday night in North Portland, in what police suspect was a gang gunfight.

The teen was treated at an area hospital. His injury was not life-threatening, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

The gunfire broke out just before midnight, at the Q-Center at 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue.

Simpson said when officers responded, they found a large number of young adults outside who had been at a social event at the Q Center.

“Officers were able to determine that a fight had broken out inside the location which appeared to have resulted in shots being fired both inside and outside the location,” Simpson said.

The Gang Violence Response Team was called in to lead the investigation. No suspects have been arrested at this time.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division by calling 503-823-4106 or sending an email to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube can also be shared with investigators. Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers tips can be left online at https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip. Tipsters can also call 503-823-HELP (4357) to leave information.

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