Portland man was victim in Beaverton nightclub shooting
Update: The person shot and killed at Xpose adult night club early Friday morning has been identified as Ramon Harris, 34, of Portland. The shooter remains at large.
There is a possibility the shooting is gang related, investigators say. They believe the public at large is not in danger.
Washington County Sheriff's investigators say Harris was shot multiple times. He was transported to the hospital and died there. His next of kin have been notified.
The shooting happened outside the club, 10140 S.W. Canyon Road, in the Raleigh Hills area, around 1:30 a.m., May 19, the Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Vance Stimler said.
Initially, deputies thought they had multiple gunshot victims, but once they got on scene they determined only one person had been shot.
Detectives identified two separate shooting scenes at the nightclub. The type of weapon involved was not released.
Several people suffered minor injuries fleeing the club. "It sounds like there was quite a few number of people inside the club," Stimler said.
Deputies detained several people at an apartment complex in Beaverton, but Stimler said detectives have not confirmed any arrests.
Stimler said the shooting appears to have been a targeted incident. He does not believe the public is in any danger.
"We don't believe that (the shooter) is out there and actively a threat to the public at this time," he said.
Detectives in Washington County are working with the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team because there is possibility the shooting was gang related. 'We've heard evidence that it might be gang related, but we haven't been able to confirm that at this time," Stimler said.
Detectives believe there was only one shooter, but have not been able to confirm if he received help getting away. "We don't know if they were able to get into a car and flee," Stimler said. "They initially fled on foot."
Officials confirmed that law enforcement throughout the region have been advised about the possibility of retaliatory shootings.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to the scene and is currently investigating.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 503-629-0111 or 503-823-3333.
This story will be updated with new information.