Man wounded in N. Portland gang shooting
UPDATE • David Minaker hurt by bullet that passes through wall of apartment
A 75-year-old man was seriously injured late Sunday by suspected gang gun fire, police say.
David Minaker was injured when a bullet shot from an apartment complex courtyard went through the wall of his apartment and struck him. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is in fair condition.
According to police, around 9 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting report at the Tamarack Apartments in the 4200 block of North Alaska Street. Witnesses said four African-American men in a courtyard were arguing when gunshots were fired. Two of the men were believed to be wearing red do-rags, indicating possible gang involvement.
Officers found shell casings, established a crime scene and called for the forensic evidence division to respond. They also called for the Gang Enforcement Team to assist with the investigation.
As officers were searching the complex for suspects and possible victims, they heard a person calling for help from inside one of the apartments. Inside, officers found a man who had been shot. He was unable to get to the door and the officers forced their way into his dwelling.