Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are continuing to process the crime scene connected with yesterday’s early morning triple shooting in Northeast Portland.
Northeast Broadway (including sidewalks and bike lanes), from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 2nd Avenue, remained closed for approximately three hours as investigators processed the crime scene. Alternate routes included using the Steel Bridge to cross the Willamette River or North to Russell Street, West to North Vancouver Avenue, then back South to Broadway.
The homicide victim has been tentatively identified as a 30-year-old male. The other two gunshot victims have been identified as a 44-year-old male and a 50-year-old female. These two victims remain at a Portland hospital recovering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Sunday to determine the exact cause of death. After the autopsy, all names will be released.
Officers initially responding to the scene were met with a large, hostile crowd. Officers called for a citywide “code three” response, which means all available officers are to respond to the scene using lights and sirens.
No additional information is available at this time and investigators are still asking for witnesses to come forward with information.
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This morning, Saturday November 9, 2013, at 12:45 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a large fight and riot outside the Fontaine Bleau nightclub, located at 237 Northeast Broadway.
Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and one man shot. Additional officers responded along with medical personnel as people scattered the area on foot and in vehicles. Two more gunshot victims, a male and female, were also located.
One of the male gunshot victims died at the scene. The other male victim, along with the female victim, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team detectives are at the scene in the initial stages of an investigation.
Witnesses who fled the scene without talking to police are asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or one of the detectives listed below.
No names or additional information is expected to be released until at least Saturday afternoon.