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Man injured in shooting outside Gresham apartments

Police believe incident is gang-related shooting

One man was hospitalized following reports of a shooting Wednesday evening.

Police responded to the 17800 block of Northeast Oregon Street around 6:20 p.m. March 9, and found a man injured by gunfire, lying in the parking lot of the Village Court Apartments. Aurelio Vega-Salazar, 23, of Gresham was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. He obtained serious but non life threatening injuires as a result of the shooting.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his late teens to early twenties, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build.

Police said several shots were fired by the suspect, hitting the victim at least one time and striking a nearby apartment. No one inside the apartment was injured.

Based on witness statements, police believe the shooting is likely gang related. East Metro Gang Enforcement is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Gresham non-emergency line at 503-618-2719.