PORTLAND Portland's mayor made another plea for the violence to end after a shooting in NortheastPortland Tuesday, following the funeral for another victim of gang violence.
On Tuesday, a 19-year-old man was shot after he attended the funeral of 19-year-old Andre Payton. Payton was shot in a drive-by outside a downtown nightclub late last month.
Police and gang detectives worked overnight Tuesday, patrolling hot spots.
Before the funeral, the mayor and police had warned people that retaliation would not be tolerated and patrols were heavy inside and outside of the church. But that still didn t seem to be enough as a shooting broke out blocks away from the church and one man was wounded.
Now Mayor Sam Adams has urged community members to come forward and do what they can to help. He wants residents to speak out if they know anything about gang activity or illegal gun use in the city.
We all need to help out. If you see someone with a gun who shouldn't have a gun, call 9-1-1, Adams said.
Meantime, the gunman's vehicle in Tuesday's shooting has been found by police, but the suspect was still on the loose. Police have not released a description.
The shooting occurred in the 4600 block of Northeast Rodney Avenue and the man was shot twice; once in each leg. He was taken to the hospital and was expected to recover.
It's violence we need to address and address quickly, said Lieutenant Kelli Sheffer of the Portland Police Bureau.
Investigators said they believe Tuesday's shooting was gang-related. They said witnesses were cooperating and they were following up on some strong leads in the case.
No suspects have been identified in that case, either.
KGWReporterMike Benner contributed to this story
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