At least five shot at Southeast Portland party
Police say at least five people were injured in a shooting at an all-ages party in Southeast Portland early Sunday.
None of the victims were immediately identified.
Three of the victims were transported to the hospital by private vehicles. Two victims were transported by ambulance. At least three were released from the hospital after treatment.
According to police, the event was an "all ages" type party in a warehouse-type building. Officers responding to the original call encountered a chaotic scene, with people leaving on foot and in vehicles. Investigators learned that there was an argument between at least two people immediately before the shooting. But police believe that numerous potential witnesses left without providing statements to them.
According to police, 12:41 a.m. on May 19, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in a party/event venue in the 200 block of Southeast Madison Street. When officers arrived they found at least two shooting victims.
The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. They are working to interview victims and witnesses, as well as gather evidence.
The area around the venue was closed. It is Southeast Madison Street between Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Avenue, and Southeast 2nd Avenue between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast Main Street.
This story will be updated when more information is available.