Police were on the search for suspects in a shooting near a North Portland high school that sent at least three people to a local hospital. Police responded to reports of the shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School Friday around lunchtime.
Rosemary Anderson, and nearby Portland Community College's Cascade campus and Jefferson High School were put immediately on lockdown following the shootings. Around 1 p.m., lockdown had been lifted and police searched for evidence.
Rosemary Anderson, which serves at-risk high school students who have been expelled or dropped out, is an alternative high school for about 130 students.
Sgt. Pete Simpson told reporters a dispute led to the shooting, but that they didn't know whether the victims were part of that dispute. Simpson also said that shooters may have gang affiliations, though it is still unclear whether this was a gang-related shooting. He said he wouldn't conclude that the victims were targeted and that, based on what is known, they had any affiliations with gangs.
Oregon Live reported the following is what is known about the victims in this shooting:
A 16-year-old female, who is in critical condition.
A 17-year-old male, who is in serious condition.
A 20-year-old male, who is in serious condition.
A 19-year-old female, who was grazed by a bullet and treated at the shooting scene.
The paper reported that around 12:30 Friday, Portland Community College's Cascade campus and Jefferson High School were put on lockdown.
Around 5 p.m. Gov. John Kitzhaber tweeted: I am saddened by the shooting today in Portland. My heart goes out to those involved, their families, and their communities.