GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) – The Gresham Police Department said it is investigating a shooting that left a man dead on Saturday morning.

At about 8 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at a shopping center at Northeast 181st Street and Northeast Halsey Street. Officers were on an unrelated call when they heard gunfire close-by across the street.

Gresham police investigating homicide at shopping center

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When they arrived, they found a man that had died. Detectives learned there was an exchange of gunfire between two men who were known to one another.

Police have not made any arrests or provided any suspect information.

Most of the parking lot of the shopping center was taped off as police worked to figure out what happened.

Anthony Buendicho used to live in the neighborhood. He and his son were stuck in traffic for two hours because of the road closures from the investigation.

“The violence is starting to get worse you know. People are shooting and it’s a Saturday,” he said.

He said he moved here when he was 16, but decided to move away last year in June because of the increase in violence.

“I had to move,” he said. “I don’t like it. I had to move for my family and for myself. It’s a sad change.”

He also said he isn’t surprised this happened.

“Too much of this going on, cars getting stolen, families having to stay inside instead of going to the park and you know of course the shooting now,” he said.

Gresham police have not released the name of the victim.

Any additional witnesses are asked to contact the Gresham police tip line at (503) 618-2719 or toll free at (888) 989-3505.

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screwretailbuyamazon

Correct me if i'm wrong, But Safeway closed that location due to crime and theft.

Same with Fred Meyer on 186th and Stark.

Many folks in this area will never matter. Truth hurts!

dickey

Police protection is an oxymoron. A truth so many do not comprehend. I've been teaching it for decades.

RetDOD

An honest and realistic interview. Good job.

dickey

Yes. The more realistic people are, the sooner they will realize that there is no protective bubble around you, or any neighborhood. And......that the police are a deterrent, not a force field and rarely save anyone from violent crime.

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