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Police identify victim of shooting outside Hillsboro bar on Monday morning, Aug. 2.

VIA KOIN - The 1823 Mystery Bar in Hillsboro is shown here. A man is dead after an early Monday morning, Aug. 2, shooting in a Hillsboro bar parking lot, according to police.

Officers responded at 12:49 a.m. to reports of an assault and gunshots outside the 18 23 Mystery Bar at 1823 S.E. Tualatin Valley Highway, said Sgt. Clint Chrz, spokesman for the Hillsboro Police Department.

A 40-year-old victim was found dead in the parking lot with gunshot wounds, Chrz said.

Late Monday morning, police identified the victim as Mauricio Edwardo Ponce-Gonzalez, 40.

"It appears that this was a directed attack on the victim and there's no threat to the general public," he said.

The suspects left the scene, Chrz said, adding that police have a description of a vehicle related to the incident.

No additional information has been released at this time.


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