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Two men seriously injured in SE Portland drive-by shooting

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Drive-by shooting scene in SE Portland. (Source: KPTV) Drive-by shooting scene in SE Portland. (Source: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in southeast Portland on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the scene on the 11900 block of Southeast Ash Street at 12:44 p.m.

Two gunshot victims were located. A man in his 20s and a man in his 30s were taken to the hospital with injuries described as serious. Police say they are both expected to survive. 

Investigators said the two men were standing outside a home when they were shot by someone in a sedan that was heading west on Ash Street. Police believe the two men were the intended targets of the shooting, but they say it's unclear if they know the gunman.

One bullet flew through a window of a nearby apartment, fortunately no one inside was injured. 

"It happened really close to me, I live right there, it was literally right in front of my house," said one woman who asked FOX 12 to protect her identity. "I was angry, I was flipping out. Kids could have been out here playing, it’s a nice day, so it's good thing this happened during school."

Investigators later reported that the car was a dark blue sedan with tinted windows. 

Witnesses told officers they saw three black men inside the car. No other suspect information was immediately available. 

Portland police are not releasing the names of the victims at this hour. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call police at 503-823-3333.

Southeast Ash Street was closed from 122nd Avenue to 119th Avenue for the investigation. The Gang Enforcement Team was called out to assist with the investigation. 

The crime scene was cleared by 3 p.m.

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