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Gang-related shootings continue

Police say Portland's 30th gang-related shooting of 2012 took place Sunday night. That is nearly twice the number of such incidents as this time last year.

No one was injured in the incident, although two people were arrested.

Jose Torres-Jimenez, 20, is charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Juan Carlos Espinoza-Soreque, 21, is charged with one count of criminal mischief in the third degree.

According to police, the two men are from rival gangs.

The incident began around 9:00 p.m. when a white Chevy Suburban pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex located at 5109 Northeast Killingsworth Street. Espinoza-Soreque got out of the Suburban and slashed the tires of a car associated with the apartment.

Torres-Jimenez emerged then from an apartment and fired multiple gunshots at the Suburban as it fled the parking lot.

North Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired at the apartment complex. As they were enroute, additional information was broadcast that a white Chevy Suburban suspected of being involved in the incident was described leaving eastbound on Kilingsworth Street.

Officers arrived and located the Suburban near Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street and observed evidence that the vehicle had been struck by gunfire. They then figured out what happened and arrested both men.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives responded to conduct an investigation.