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Police investigating gang-related shooting in NE Portland

No victims immediately located in overnight incident

Police are investigating a suspected gang-related shooting on Northeast Sandy Boulevard late Saturday.

No victims were immediately located although a building a two parked cars were hit by bullets.

Witnesses describe seeing an African American male firing a gun at someone before running away.

According to police, at 11:28 p.m. on Sept. 5, North Precinct officers in the area of Northeast 99th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard heard gunfire to the east of their location. Several callers to 9-1-1 also reported hearing numerous gunshots at Northeast 103rd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived at 103rd Avenue and located evidence of gunfire. Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Police announced that the official annual record for violent gang-related incidents was broken last week. In an Sept. 2 press release, police said the gang enforcement team had accepted 121 incidents for investigation so far this year. That compares to 118 incidents for all of 2012, the previous highest year since gang-related incidents began to be tallied separately in 1999.

Anyone with information about Saturday's shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.