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Man shot in shoulder during early morning incident in Hillsboro
Hillsboro Police responded to 210 S.W. Edgeway Drive in Hillsboro after a shooting was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
A dispute of unknown origin occurred in an apartment at the location as a white male suspect barged in and shot a 39-year-old male victim in the right shoulder, according to Lt. Michael Rouches, HPD spokesman.
"This single gunshot wound was not life-threatening. The victim was transported to Emanuel Hospital and treated," Rouches said.
It is currently unknown how the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect, who was described as a white male, 5-foot-7 with a thin build in his late 20s, fled on foot and was not located.
The case "could be gang related," Rouches said, and has been assigned for follow-up to the Washington County Inter-Agency Gang Enforcement Team.