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Cold Case: 'We have no reason to believe he was the target'

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It was in the early-morning hours of Jan. 11, 1992 when a neighbor at a northeast Portland apartment complex called 911 for help. 

He told dispatchers something terrible had happened in the apartment next door. FOX 12 obtained a copy of the 911 tape.

"Somebody is dying in this apartment now. Can you come over right now, please?" the man said.

Pedro Pablo Venegas Pachecho, 23, and another man had been shot multiple times.

Cold case investigators said Pachecho had gone to the complex at Northeast Killingsworth and 68th Street to hang out with some new friends.

Police said he was drinking beer while sitting at the kitchen table.

"Somebody appeared at the sliding door, opened the door and fired multiple rounds," said George Young, a Portland cold case investigator.

Pachecho died at the scene. The second victim survived.

Police immediately started looking for the shooter, but did not locate a suspect. 

Investigators now reviewing the 1992 case said they have no reason to believe Pachecho was the intended target.

They don't think the two victims were gang-affiliated, but there's a still a question mark about the shooter. 

They would like to talk to anyone who may have heard something about the violence that morning.

If you have any information about this crime, you can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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