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Man shot, killed in Southeast Portland's Lents neighborhood

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A man suffered critical injuries in a shooting in Southeast Portland's Lents neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Police were called just after 10 a.m., to the report that a man had been shot in the 8400 block of Southeast Ellis Street. The victim was identified as 39-year-old James Richardson.

Officers at the scene found Richardson with what appeared to be a gunshot injury, police said. Emergency responders provided medical care at the scene and Richardson was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

No suspect information was available. Police are continuing the investigation and warned that some side streets in the area will be closed.

Anyone who saw the shooting or who has video surveillance footage of the area is asked to call the Portland police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.



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