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An unsolved homicide in Inner Southeat brings a plea for the public to help solve the case

COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Heres a photo of the victim -- Harold Andrew Major, who was 31 at the time in November of 2020, when he was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Creston-Kenilworth. Police do not think he was the intended target. The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the November, 2020, murder of Harold Major. On that date, at approximately 7:33 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of gunshots in the 3500 Block of S.E. 33rd Avenue. Officers arrived and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers rendered medical aid to the victim until paramedics arrived, but the victim died at the scene. The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that the victim, 31-year old Harold Andrew Major, died as a result of a gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide. Evidence of a drive-by shooting was located in an intersection near the crime scene. Investigators do not believe Mr. Major was involved in whatever led to the shooting, and they also do not believe Mr. Major was an intended target of the shooting.

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