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Portland man critically wounded in Gresham

A 25-year-old Portland man was shot and critically wounded at a Gresham gas station and convenience store late Saturday.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his family.

The suspect, who fled the scene immediately after the shooting, is described as an African American male in his 20s who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. He is believed to be approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 160 pounds.

According to the Gresham Police Department, at 11:19 p.m. on Oct. 18, officers responded to the 7-Eleven/76 Gas Station at 18222 S.E. Division St., Gresham, on reports that a man had been shot in the parking lot.

The officers and emergency medical personnel located the victim between the gas pumps and the building's entrance. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital.

Police say the shooting may be gang related, but information is limited at this time and the investigation is ongoing. It is being conducted by the Gresham Police Department and members of the East County Major Crimes Team.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719. Callers may remain anonymous.

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