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Four shot late Saturday in outer Southeast Portland

UPDATE: Police release details of shooting


COURTESY KOIN 6 NEW - Three people were shot in the area of SE 162nd and Stark late Saturday.Four people were shot when violence reportedly broke out at a birthday party at a community center in Southeast Portland late Saturday.

According to police, more than two dozen shots were fired when a fight started between rival criminal gang associates.

Police say four victims received non-life-threatening gunshot wounds:

• A 15-year-old female was transported by ambulance from the scene to a Portland hospital for treatment.

• A 20-year-old male and a 17-year-old male arrived by private car at a Portland hospital for treatment.

• A 19-year-old male arrived by private car at a Southwest Washington hospital for treatment.

No suspect information was immediately released, either

The shootings are being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department officers and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Portland police, at 10:41 p.m. on March 12, East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street after multiple reports of gunfire, including at least one victim inside a building.

Officers arrived in the area and located one gunshot victim, who was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Officers contacted numerous witnesses at the scene and learned that the shooting appears to be connected with an event or a party at the Rosewood Initiative Community Center, located at 16126 Southeast Stark Street.

As officers were working to contain the area, two additional gunshot victims arrived at a Portland hospital by private vehicle.

Witnesses who may have left the scene without talking to police are encouraged to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.