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Man severely injured in Gresham shooting has died, police say

Police said Wednesday night that a male victim was found with an apparent gunshot wound near Southeast Yamhill Street and 190th Avenue.
Credit: Gresham Police Department
Leonard Eugene Madden

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gresham police reported Thursday that a shooting the night before is now being investigated as a homicide. The victim, initially reported to be severely injured, later died.

According to the Gresham Police Department, officers responded just before 7 p.m. to Southeast Yamhill Street near Southeast 190th Avenue. When they arrived, the found a man later identified as Leonard Eugene Madden, 55, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Madden was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance, but he later died. On Thursday morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office ruled Madden's death a homicide by gunfire.

Gresham police detectives and other members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene and are leading the investigation.

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Shooting scene near Southeast 190th Avenue and Yamhill Street in Gresham on May 18, 2022.

A suspect in the killing has yet to be identified at this stage in the investigation, Gresham police said, and it's still unknown what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Gresham police tip line at 503-618-2719 or toll-free at 1-888-989-3505.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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