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PORTLAND -- A man was shot to death late Monday evening in Northeast Portland and police said they were looking into whether the incident was gang-related.

Police were dispatched about 8:45 p.m. to an apartment near 42nd and Ainsworth and found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was declared dead at the scene. Police later identified the victim as 26-year-old Deandre Newman and ruled the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds. They said he was related to Aaron Campbell, a man shot and killed by police in January 2010.

A neighbor told KGW she heard about eight shots, and the sound of a car racing away.

Emergency crews used ladders to remove people -- including children -- from inside the home to safety.

Sometimes your past follows you and there s nothing you can do and there s no reason why things happen there s just ignorant people in this world and it s for us to change that and to do things different, neighbor Lucinda Williams said.

The incident was being investigated as possibly gang-related, said Lt. Robert King.

For them to have to come in and take them out the window fills your heart and to know that s a loss in their lives and it s a tragedy, neighbor Roger Briggs said. Anywhere you go you know you can t just say things aren t going to happen in your neighborhood anymore. Those times have passed.

Anyone with information was asked to call Det. Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416 or Det. Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696.

KGW Reporter Tim Gordon contributed to this report

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