Gun violence claimed the life of one young man Monday night and seriously injured another, in two incidents in Northeast Portland. Police responding to reports of shots fired at N.E. Ainsworth at 42nd Avenue around 8:42 p.m. found a man who had been shot. He has been identified as 26-year-old Deandre Newman, a former student at Jefferson High School and Portland Community College. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The medical examiner said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Just one hour later at 9:42 p.m., police say, a young man was dropped off at a local emergency room with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a trauma hospital for immediate surgery. He has been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Rogers. His injuries are serious, police say, but not believed to be life threatening at this time.
Police believe Rogers was shot near the 100 block of N.E. 102nd Avenue, but they say initial witnesses were very uncooperative. Residents in the area reported hearing gunshots but could not determine exactly where they came from.
The Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.
The shootings follow on the heels of two other shootings this weekend. On Friday a 16 year-old victim was shot in the leg at the intersection of N. Mississippi and N. Killingsworth St. A drive-by shooting the same night occurred on 42nd Avenue at Alberta Street.
Anyone with information about the shooting of Deandre Newman is asked to contact:
Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, Mark.Sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov
or Detective Kristina Coffey 503-823-0696, Kristina.Coffey@portlandoregon.gov
Anyone with information regarding the shooting of Brandon Rogers is asked to contact:
Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-2087, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov
or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-0466, Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov