Four wounded in apparent gang shooting
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Police identify victims, ask for public's help solving recent incidents
Portland police are continuing to investigate an apparent gang-related shooting that wounded four people early Sunday morning.
According to police, an after-hours party was taking place in a residence in the 7000 block of Northeast Ninth Avenue when a disturbance began. Gunshots were fired both inside the residence and outside on the street, police say.
Officers responded to reports of shots being fired around 4:19 a.m. When they arrived, the officers found two men suffering non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They are identified as Garvin Franklin, 31, and Archeleaus Osborne, 32, both of North Portland. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A third gunshot victim was taken by private car to a hospital around that time. He is identified as Clinton Nelson, 37, of Gresham. His wound was also non-life threatening.
A fourth victim suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound later arrived at an area hospital. He is identified as Terrance Warren, 22, of North Portland.
All of the victims are expected to recover.
Some witnesses told police they heard gunshots, people screaming and a car leaving the area. Gang Enforcement Team investigators were called to the scene of the shootings. They believe several other witnesses left without talking to investigators.
As of Sunday afternoon, detectives do not have any suspect information and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Todd Teats, 503-823-2137, or Det. Brad Clifton, 503-823-2087.
This incident is the fifth gang-related shooting in Portland since March 12. Other incidents are:
• On March 12, Andre Lavell Johnson, 30, was shot at Jody's Bar and Grill at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street.
• On March 13, Latoya Harris, 24, was shot at a residence in the 9200 block of North Dwight Avenue.
• On March 18, Izeah Williams, 27, was shot at a residence in the 10700 block of Northeast Fremont Street.
• On March 19, multiple gunshots were fired into a residence in the 800 block of Northeast 94th Avenue but nobody was hit.
All the recent gunshot victims are expected to survive and no arrests have been made in connection with any of the shootings. Gang detectives cannot say if any of these recent shootings are connected.
The Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation will hold a Gun Turn-In event on Saturday, April 9. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Benton Parking Lot on the north side of Memorial Coliseum. All unwanted firearms can be exchanged for merchandise certificates.
Fox 12 contributed to this story.