Man, 24, killed in north Portland shooting; witnesses heard multiple shots


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PORTLAND, Oregon — Police say a 24-year-old man has been fatally shot in north Portland. Nearby residents say they heard multiple shots and then saw a man collapsed in the street.

Police identified the victim in the Monday afternoon shooting as Andrew Leon Coggins Jr. Relatives tell The Oregonian (http://is.gd/RNgKrn ) that he lived in southeast Portland.

A neighborhood resident told the newspaper that she squeezed the young man's hand and tried to pump on his chest until medics arrived.

Other neighbors described frantically making sure their children were safe when the gunfire started.

Mayor Charlie Hales, who serves as the city's police commissioner, said officers with the Crisis Response Team and gang outreach workers were at the scene.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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