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Police seek male shooter who killed another man in Hillsboro early Sunday

A murderer was on the loose Sunday, armed and potentially dangerous in Hillsboro, police say.

At around 2:20 a.m. Sept. 13 a suspect — described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s wearing a black shirt — fired six rounds from a handgun at 1075 S.E. Baseline St. near Southeast 11th, said Lt. Mike Rouches, spokesman for HPD. The rounds struck another man, who died at the scene.

The responding officer found a male victim “down in the middle of Baseline,” said Rouches. “he died right there in the street.”

By mid-day Sunday, neither the shooter nor the victim had been identified, though Rouches noted it was likely the two knew each other. The responding officer found

After the shooting, the suspect fled north on Baseline on foot.

A K-9 unit was dispatched, but found no trail.

Hillsboro Police and the Washington County Major Crimes Team are asking for any help the community can offer. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Hillsboro Police detectives unit at 503-681-6175.