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$1,000 reward offered in case of pregnant woman killed in gang shooting

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A $1,000 reward is now being offered in hopes of tracking down the killers who gunned down a 21-year-old woman in a southeast Portland apartment.

Ervaeua Herring, a 21-year-old mother of one, was found dead Sunday at the Eastwood Village Apartments on Southeast Powell Boulevard. An autopsy showed she died of gunshot wounds, and the medical examiner also determined she was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

Investigators said multiple suspects fired guns at the apartment, and it appears apartment No. 7 appeared to be the intended target. Portland police responded to the shooting around 5 a.m., found evidence of gunfire and then located Herring's body inside apartment No. 7.

At this point in the investigation there is no specific suspect description to share with the public, but police said it was one of at least two gang-related shootings on Sunday.

Homicide detectives are working closely with gang detectives to follow up on any leads in the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-4357.

NBA player steps forward to help victim's family

Portland native and Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones grew up with Herring.

On Monday, he brought her family gifts and supplies.

Jones and Herring's family want people to come forward with tips about Herring's killer, but her mother isn't hopeful.

"How would they feel if it was one of their kids? They would want someone to come out and say something. But we all know nobody's going to say anything. They're cowards," she said.

At this time last year, there had been 60 gang-related shootings in Portland. This year, there have been 79. That spike has prompted city and community leaders to organize an "Enough is Enough" meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday.

The meeting will be held at the Community Policing Center at 449 NE Emerson St. 

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