UPDATE: Victim identified in apartment killing

Police are investigating the reported shooting death of a woman in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been identified as Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring, 21, a resident of the Eastwood Village Apartments.

Police say witnesses described the suspects as several African American males with handguns. Preliminary information from witnesses indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

It is not not known if this homicide is related to an earlier shooting in downtown Portland. The Gang Enforcement Team will be providing additional patrols over the next few days in response to both incidents.

According to police, East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard on the report of a shooting.

When the arrived in the area, the officers learned from witnesses that the suspects seemed to focus their shots one of the apartments. Officers then located a female adult deceased inside an apartment.

Homicide detectives and criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to begin a homicide investigation. The Gang Enforcement Team is assisting.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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