Shooting Outside Oregon High School Injures One

On Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 7:39p.m., an officer who was working an overtime detail at Franklin High School in Portland, heard shots being fired outside of the building. The officer immediately radioed for assistance while responding to investigate. Officers and sergeants from East Precinct, Focused Intervention Team, K9 Unit, and Air Support Unit responded. The first assisting units arrived on scene within 3 minutes.

The officers found evidence of gunfire in the parking lot on the east side of the building. They found one juvenile with a possible graze wound injury, but the juvenile declined medical attention. Officers detained one person pending further investigation. 

Detectives with the Enhanced Community Safety Team responded and are investigating. During the investigation, the east side parking lot of Franklin High School is closed. Officers assisted participants and attendees at the game leaving an alternative exit.

A semiautomatic handgun was recovered nearby and seized as evidence.

The person detained by Focused Intervention Team officers was stopped off campus, some distance from the shooting. The stop led to the 15-year-old boy being booked at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on an unrelated arrest warrant and a new charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The investigation is continuing by ECST detectives.

No additional information was released by authorities at this time.

Source: PPB

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