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Gresham police search for suspect in afternoon shooting

After a man was shot in the Rockwood neighborhood, three Reynolds elementary schools went under lock-in


More details have been released about the Rockwood shooting that placed three Reynolds School District elementary schools under lock-ins Thursday afternoon.

At 12:12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Gresham Police received multiple 911 calls about a shooting on 190th Avenue north of Southeast Yamhill Street. Gresham Police officers were nearby when the call was received and arrived quickly, said Officer Adam Baker.

The victim, identified as a 25-year-old Portland man, was in the middle of the street and had been shot one time. He was conscious when police and medical personnel arrived, and taken by ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital for treatment.

Baker said the man's condition is unknown, but his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

Through interviews with witnesses, police learned that the suspect is identified as a tall, thin African American man possibly in his 30s with a shaved head and light goatee.

He was last seen wearing baggy jeans, a multicolored horizontally striped shirt and possibly white shoes. After the shooting, the suspect was seen running westbound into an apartment complex parking lot on the corner of Southeast 190th Avenue and Yamhill Street.

The Gresham Police Department used a police dog in attempt to track the shooter but were unable to locate him.

Nearby Reynolds School District schools were temporarily under "lock-in" as a precautionary measure. The lock-in was lifted at about 1:30 p.m.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and the victim to determine what led to the incident.

Witnesses to the shooting or people with information that could be helpful to detectives with their investigation should call 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.