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Police seek two after shooting

A shooting in the 200 block of Northwest Adams Street in Hillsboro put one man in the hospital early this week.

Officers with the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired in the area at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

According to Lt. Mike Rouches, spokesman for the police department, upon arrival, officers discovered a 24-year-old male victim who had been shot in the upper chest area. The preliminary investigation revealed the victim had engaged in a verbal argument, apparently with two male suspects, while walking down Adams Street.

The argument escalated, became physical, and then one round was fired from a possible .40 caliber handgun by one of the suspects. The bullet struck the victim, and he fell to the street while the suspects fled the location on foot, said Rouches.

The victim was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland via ambulance, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning.

“A K-9 dog track discovered the handgun used in this crime approximately one block away,” Rouches said. “The suspects remain at large, and no further description of them is available at this time.”

The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team and HPD detectives are continuing to investigate the case.

“It is likely this crime is gang-related and that the victim and suspects were known to each other,” Rouches said.

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