Gresham man shot in the arm after answering door

A Gresham man who answered a knock at his door Friday night ended up shot in the arm by a stranger.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was treated for a non-life threatening wound to his left forearm at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, said Sgt. Wally Coon, Gresham police spokesman.

He told police that he heard a knock on his apartment's front door in the 2700 block of West Powell Boulevard at 11:10 p.m. Friday, July 15. When he opened the door, he saw two men - one Caucasian and one African American - standing on his front porch.

The Caucasian man pointed a small caliber handgun at the victim and fired once, hitting him in the arm. Both suspects then ran from the scene as the victim slammed his door shut.

The victim told police he didn't know either of the men and has no idea why anyone would want to shoot him.

Anyone with any information on the case is encouraged to call the Gresham Police Department, 503-823-3333.

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