Pfeffer News

6.01.2011

Even with Witnesses Gang Shootings Often Go Unsolved

Portland, OR



OPB – Over the last few years, several young people have been shot by gang members in Portland. Some shootings have been downtown. There was one at a funeral. Gang members open fire, sometimes finding their target, sometimes an innocent bystander. But even when there are dozens of witnesses, police say investigations are often stymied by a wall of silence. Two years ago, 18-year-old Shelly Washington was shot in a park.  Kristian Foden-Vencil has the story.



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