UPDATE: Police seek suspect in downtown Portland shooting
Portland Police continue to search for the "lone shooter" who wounded two near West Burnside Street and 8th Avenue on Jan. 24.
The suspect is described as a thin man of undetermined race, about 18 to 21 years old, standing five-foot-five to five-foot-nine. He was last seen fleeing south on foot while wearing dark clothing and a backpack, according to a news release.
"There was a disturbance within a block of the shooting incident prior to the shooting and detectives are attempting to determine if the incidents are related," police say. "There are no indicators that the public is at risk at this time."
Police say rumors that a dog was injured during the shooting are false. Officers did, however, locate an uninjured dog near where the incident occurred.
The two adult males who were struck by gunfire are expected to recover.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Jeff Pontius at (503) 823-2081.
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Portland police are investigating a shooting that has closed parts of downtown Portland.
Officers responded to the shooting Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, near the South Park Blocks and Burnside Street.
The shooting happened at about 2:39 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to reports of two people who were wounded in Ankeny Alley near the 200 block of Southwest Broadway. Both people were being treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds.
Officers were searching the area for the suspect. Police said Southwest Ankeny Street was closed from Broadway to Park Avenue during the investigation.
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