Three shot in downtown Portland
UPDATE: Shooting victims identified
Three people suffered gunshot wounds early Sunday morning in a possible gang-related shooting in downtown Portland.
The victims are identified as: Jaron Cuie, 21; Damarvis Lee, 37; and Ricardo Savoy Hernandez, 25.
Investigators have learned that two groups of men were fighting, someone fired shots and the, three victims were hit by gunfire.
It is unknown if this shooting is related to the homicide that occurred later in Southeast Portland. However, the Gang Enforcement Team will be providing extra patrols over the next few days as a result of this shooting and the Southeast Portland homicide.
According to police, officers with the Gang Enforcement Team responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on a report of a shooting at 12:37 a.m. on Aug. 17.
Officers arrived and found two gunshot victims. They were transported to an area hospital. A third victim did not require hospitalization. Witnesses told police there was a large group fighting prior to the shooting.
Sgt. Pete Simpson said one victims injuries have been described as life-threatening, the other victims status is not known.
Simpson said preliminary information indicates the shooting is gang-related. GET officers and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to conduct an investigation.
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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