Man shot, killed near NE Portland school; suspects at large

Man killed near NE Portland school

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man was shot and killed in Northeast Portland Saturday afternoon.

The shooting was reported in the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street at 12:41 p.m.

The man, identified Sunday as 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, was found near Menlo Park Elementary School. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. The Oregon State Medical Examiner said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Portland police said three suspects were last seen running southbound on 128th Avenue, crossing East Burnside Street. They were described as African-American males, ages 16 to 20 years old, wearing hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans.

It is not known what led up to the shooting or if the victim and suspects knew each other, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033.

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