Police: Gang member suspected of shooting two women outside strip club

UPDATE Nov. 25:

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police have arrested 26-year-old Claybourne Michael Crane in connection with the shooting of two women out a North Portland strip club last week.

Crane was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine.

Police say Crane is a documented gang member.

The women who were shot are expected to survive.

Original story from Nov. 18

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two women were shot and wounded outside a North Portland strip club early Friday morning.

Police expect both women to survive. Their names were not immediately released.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at 12:39 a.m. outside Jags Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard.

When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman who had been shot.

Investigators learned there was a disturbance outside the club and the suspect, a black man, fired several shots at people sitting in a parked vehicle, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.

Several people ran away from the scene. The 22-year-old woman went into the club to call for help.

Meanwhile, other officers investigating a report of a carjacking in Northeast Portland found a 30-year-old woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at a gas station.

Police learned she was the second victim in the shooting outside the strip club. A carjacking did not occur.

The Portland police gang team is investigating the shooting.


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