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Happy Valley man shot near Gresham park

A Happy Valley man is recovering in a hospital after being shot near a Gresham park around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Gresham Police are now looking for the unidentified shooter, who was wearing dark clothes and is believed to be a younger Hispanic man.

The victim Jorge Hidalgo, 30, told police he was walking by North Gresham Park at 1111 S.E. 217th Ave., when the suspect approached him demanding his wallet and backpack. As Hidalgo began taking off his backpack, the suspect shot him at close range.

The unidentified man fled with the backpack. 20 minutes after the incident, Hidalgo walked into Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Officers briefly met with Hidalgo before he was transferred in an ambulance to Emanuel Hospital.

Gresham detectives are still determining whether the shooting was random.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Gresham Police tip lines, at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.

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