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Police: Overnight gunfire in Woodburn neighborhood may be gang-related

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Police responded to two reports of gunfire in Woodburn, one late Sunday night and the other early Monday morning, that officers said may be gang-related.

Officers responded to the first scene in the 2600 block of Creighton Street in a neighborhood across the highway from the Woodburn Outlets just after 10:15 p.m.

According to the Woodburn Police Department, a single shot was fired at the front door of a residence. Homeowner Diego Salazar told FOX 12 the shot went through the door and hit a couch while he was sitting on it.

Salazar’s granddaughter Adriana Isidero was also in the home and said that even though she and her grandfather were uninjured, he was very frightened by the experience.

“He said he couldn't see who it was because it was dark in the night,” she said. “It happened really, really fast.”

Isidero added that her family has been worried lately about a car repeatedly driving in front of their home.

“We feel like we know who it was because a car has been passing, like every day,” she said.

About three hours later, officers responded to a second shots fired report in the 2600 block of Oxford Street. Just before the second incident was reported, police said two victims were robbed at gunpoint by two suspects near the 2600 block of Duke Street.

Officers said the suspects took a set of car keys from one of the victims, then led the two back to that victim’s residence where the suspects stole a white 1997 Ford Windstar van with Oregon license VRL-095.

While police did not state how many shots were fired in the second incident, neighbors told FOX 12 that they heard multiple gunshots.

“I heard three gunshots, one sounded like a shotgun blast,” neighbor Tim Christian said. “About 10, 12, 15 minutes later, two other handguns went off, and then a whole bunch of police officers screaming down the highway.”

Investigators described the two suspects as Hispanic men in the late teens or early 20s.

The Woodburn Police Department is asking anyone with information on these incidents or the location of the stolen van to please call investigators at 503-982-2345.

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