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Victim identified in Portland shooting near Lents Park

Portland police said Johnny Palonco, 30, was shot and killed at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard on Aug. 20.
Credit: KGW News

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was shot and killed Friday night Friday night near Lents Park in Southeast Portland, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a news release. 

At least two dozen officers were dispatched to the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard at about 9:45 p.m. for a report of a person who'd been shot. 

Officers found the injured victim and he was transported to a hospital where he died later that night, police said. 

Police identified the victim Monday as Jonathon "Johnny" Polanco, 30. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a homicide by gunshot.

Credit: KGW

He is the 60th person killed by gun violence in Portland in 2021.

The suspect, or suspects, left the scene following the shooting and there have been no arrests. 

Southeast 92nd Avenue between Southeast Holgate Boulevard and Southeast Cora Street was closed while detectives were investigating the area.

Police said no arrests have been made in this case, but believe some witnesses left before speaking with law enforcement.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Det. Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Det. Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508. Reference case number 21-231670.

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