Police identify victims, ask for public's help solving recent incidents
Shots rang out during a Portland party early Sunday, March 20, resulting in four people, including a Gresham man, being hospitalized for gunshot wounds.
Police suspect the shooting is gang related.
According to Portland police, gunshots were fired both inside the residence and from outside on the street in the 7000 block of Northeast Ninth Avenue at about 4:19 a.m., said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland police spokesman.
Responding officers found two men - Garvin Franklin, 31, and Archeleaus Osborne, 32, both of North Portland - on the sidewalk with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
At around the same time, a Gresham man - Clinton Nelson, 37 - was driven to a local hospital where he had surgery for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
A fourth victim - Terrance Warren, 22, of North Portland - also sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and later arrived at a hospital for treatment.
All of four men are expected to recover.
Some witnesses told police they heard gunshots, people screaming and a car leaving the area. Gang Enforcement Team investigators believe several other witnesses left without talking to investigators.
As of Tuesday, March 22, detectives did not have any suspect information and had made no arrests. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Todd Teats, 503-823-2137, or Detective Brad Clifton, 503-823-2087.
This incident is the fifth gang-related shooting in Portland in a little more than a week. Other incidents are:
• On Saturday, March 12, Andre Lavell Johnson, 30, was shot at Jody's Bar and Grill at 12035 N.E. Glisan St.
• On Sunday, March 13, Latoya Harris, 24, was shot at a residence in the 9200 block of North Dwight Avenue.
• On Friday, March 18, Izeah Williams, 27, was shot at a residence in the 10700 block of Northeast Fremont Street.
• On Sunday, 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 the rash of shootings is connected.
The Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation will hold a Gun Turn-In event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, on the north side of Memorial Coliseum in the Benton Parking Lot. All unwanted firearms can be exchanged for merchandise certificates.