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Two wounded in weekend shootings

Police are investigating two weekend shooting that left two people wounded. The names of the victims were not immediately released.

According to police, at 12:36 p.m. on Aug. 28, North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Lloyd Center Mall. Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was dropped off at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say that preliminary information indicates the shooting may have occurred on the 2nd level of the parking garage and the suspects were African American males in a larger white American car.

Before that, at 6:43 p.m. on Aug, 27, East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Essex Park, located at 7811 Southeast Center Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to numerous witnesses who reported that several people on foot in the park and in vehicles were firing guns and everyone scattered out of the area. Officers learned that there were several different family events in the park, unrelated to the shooting.

Although no gunshot victims were located in the park, one arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center at 9:00 p.m. suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.