Two dead, two wounded in two Thursday shootings
Two men were killed, and two other people were wounded in two separate Thursday evening Portland shootings.
The first man killed has been identified as Shawndell L. DeShazo II, 28, The cause of his death has been determined as homicide by gunshot wound.
The names of the other victims were not immediately released. No suspect information was available, either.
According to police, the most recent investigation began at 10:43 p.m. on Feb. 25 when North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in Farragut Park, located at 7736 North Kerby Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics responded, but the victim was deceased at the scene.
Before that, at 8:43 p.m. on Feb. 25, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 1800 block of Northeast 66th Avenue. When they arrived, the officers located two victims with gunshot injuries. They were transported by ambulance to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers also learned that a third victim, DeShazo, was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle. The victim at the hospital was pronounced deceased.
Homicide detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Northeast 66th Avenue and Northeast Hancock Street were closed between Northeast 65th Avenue and Northeast Broadway during the early stages.
Earlier Thursday, officers arrested a man for firing a gun in the Washington Park MAX Station. Russell Andrew Martinez, 41, with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, disorderly conduct in the second degree, and interfering with public transportation.
According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, at about 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 25, Transit Police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the station. MAX trains were held at platforms as police responded.
When officers arrived, they located evidence of gunfire but no apparent victim. As they searched the area, they located and arrested Martinez, and recovered a firearm.
MAX train service was restored, and police cleared the area.
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