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Teen shot in upper chest wont talk to police

Portland police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Gresham boy at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue.

East Precinct officers responding to a shooting reported at 4:36 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, found a boy with a gunshot wound to the upper chest, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Brian Schmautz. Paramedics transported the victim to Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center for treatment of the injury, which Schmautz described as serious.

Schmautz said the victim was conscious and alert when officers arrived but wouldn't provide any information to help investigators.

The victim lives in the same complex where the shooting seems to have taken place, and investigators believe he was shot in his apartment. 'There's no physical evidence anywhere else,' such as the parking lot or street front, Schmautz said.

Investigators have no suspects and are looking into various scenarios, including whether the wound was self-inflicted or accidental.