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Police identify woman shot to death in Northwest Portland neighborhood

Portland police responded to a call at Wallace Park late Friday night and found a woman who had been shot. No suspects have been arrested.
Credit: Family of Erika Evans

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police have released the identity of a woman found shot and killed late Friday night in a Northwest Portland neighborhood.

The victim is 26-year-old Erika Caroline Walker Evans, and the medical examiner has confirmed her cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound, according to a Tuesday news release from the Portland Police Bureau.

Portland police launched an investigation late Friday night after a woman was found shot and killed in a Northwest Portland neighborhood, according to a prior news release.

On Sept. 23, Police responded to a call at Wallace Park near Chapman Elementary at about 11:12 p.m. to a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival police found a woman who had been shot. Paramedics on scene treated the woman but she later died at the scene, according to a police report.

Officers shut down Northwest 25th Avenue from Northwest Raleigh Street to Northwest Pettygrove Street for the investigation. No arrests have been made, police said Saturday, and Tuesday's update didn't include any new details beyond the victim's identity.

Police is asking anyone with information about this shooting to please contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079, Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-257119. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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