Three students were injured and taken to the hospital as a result of a shooting in Portland yesterday outside of a high school, Fox News reported. Police stopped a vehicle today driven by the alleged suspect in the shooting, a 22-year-old man, who was in possession of a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. Fox News reported the police searched an apartment located five blocks from Rosemary Anderson High School, outside of which the shooting took place.
As a result of the shooting, one student was critically injured, while two other students were reported to be in fair condition and recovering in the hospital. Fox News cited Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson as stating the shooting near the Portland school “appears to be gang-related.”
“There was some kind of dispute between the shooter and some people,” Simpson said. “We don’t know if it was (with) all the victims or one of the victims.”
The Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team arrested the 22-year-old suspect today (December 13) in connection with the shooting.
The Inquisitr reported yesterday about discussions on Twitter regarding the shooting near the Portland school.
“Active tweets about the Rosemary Anderson High School shooting that are originating from within the Portland, Oregon, area can be found via an advanced Twitter search that appears below, which displays tweets that include the words shooting, shooter, high school, shot, or police within 15 miles of the Portland area, in an effort to narrow down those updates coming from those close to the Rosemary Anderson High School shooting situation,” the Inquisitr reported yesterday about the shooting in Portland.
The victims of the shooting were believed to have been on lunch break as students of the Portland-based Rosemary Anderson High School, described by USA Today as a school for “at-risk” students. The school reportedly admits students who have been expelled or dropped out of other high schools. It has not been reported if the victims of the shooting at the Portland school are members of gangs.
“Police identified the hospitalized victims as Taylor Michelle Zimmers, 16, who was in critical condition; David Jackson-Liday, 20; and Labraye Franklin, 17. Olyvia Batson, also 17, was treated at the scene after a bullet grazed her foot,” Fox News reported about the victims of the school shooting in Portland.
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