Victim in Gresham MAX station shooting has died, Gresham P.D. says
GRESHAM, Ore. (KPTV) - The Gresham Police Department has confirmed a man shot early Friday morning has died.
Just after 5 a.m., officers responded to a reported shooting at a TriMet station in the 16100 block of East Burnside Street. Police said two men were on the westbound MAX platform when one shot the other. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspect fled the scene and has not yet been located. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.
The case is now being treated as a homicide investigation.
A woman who lives right behind the TriMet station said she didn’t hear the shots fired, but was not surprised to wake up to see a crime scene by her home.
“A few weeks ago there was a woman ran down right there. It’s not good at all,” Rachael Dulaney told FOX 12. “A lot of drug activity, like a lot of drug activity.”
Another neighbor told FOX 12 the area is typically safe, but that it’s not uncommon to see police around.
“I feel safe. Just watch out for myself when I’m around, make sure you’re aware of your surroundings,” said Roman Nong.
TriMet’s MAX Blue and Green Line services were disrupted due to the police activity. Shuttle buses served between the Gateway Transit Center and Northeast 172nd Avenue during the disruption.
TriMet said services should be back to normal around noon.
The shooting investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released by police at this time.
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