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Teen dead, 3 other teens injured in Southeast Portland shooting

The David Douglas School District said two of the teens, including the 17-year-old boy who died, attended schools in their district.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A shooting left one teenage boy dead and three other teens injured in Southeast Portland near the city's border with Gresham on Sunday night, according to family members of some of the victims. 

The David Douglas School District said two of the teens, including the 17-year-old boy who died, attended schools in their district.

The other teens injured are 14,15 and 16 years old. 

Authorities got a call about a shooting in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street around 8:43 p.m. on Sunday.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said the three juveniles, all boys, were taken to local hospitals. One of them has life-threatening injuries and the other two have non-life threatening injuries. 

Police have not released any suspect information or said what led up to the shooting.

David Douglas School District shared a statement with KGW that it sent to students and families. The statement said, in part, "We are holding the families of all four victims deep in our thoughts, and we acknowledge that this is a traumatic event for all who know them, including both staff and students, whether former or current."

The district also said counselors would be made available.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler posted a video message on social media Monday afternoon and offered his condolences to the families of the victims. 

"Three young men had their lives changed forever and one young man will never have the chance to start his adult life," Wheeler said. 

The mayor went on to reference a shortage of resources to solve crimes in Portland. 

"We have a shortage of investigators, detectives, officers, prosecutors and public defenders," the mayor said. PPB is down to a historic low of about 780 sworn officers.

Portland saw a record-high number of shootings in 2021 with more than 1,000 shootings. Of the nearly 90 homicides last year, fewer than half have been solved. 

At least 30 people have died of homicide so far in 2022 and there have been more than 100 injury shootings across the city. At this rate, 2022 is on pace to be Portland's deadliest year on record.

Credit: KGW News
Evidence markers at the scene of a deadly shooting near Southeast 162nd and Stark on Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Anyone with information on Sunday night's shooting is asked to contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the teens' ages.

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