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10 battle in park fight, woman dies

A young woman who died in a fight at a Gresham park early Sunday, Sept. 23, has been identified as Destiny A. Smith, 23, of Gladstone.

She was one of 10 people involved in the fight at Pat Pfeifer Park in the 400 block of Northeast 172nd Avenue at 4:04 a.m. said Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham police spokesman.

A total of five of them, including Smith, were injured including a man who has been critically wounded. Henry Real, 25, of Beaverton has life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Police have been unable to talk him.

Police responding to reports of the fight arrived to find Smith gravely injured. She was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, where she died of her injuries.

Other victims took themselves to area hospitals for treatment of stab wounds.

Police detectives are interviewing witnesses and victims to determine exactly what happened, Grandjean said. “We are still determining the motive,” he said.