Teens charged in park death of 33-year-old man

A man was found shot to death near the basketball cout at a Red Sunset Park in Gresham, July 5, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
A man was found shot to death near the basketball court at Red Sunset Park in Gresham, July 5, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — Gresham police have made two arrests in Friday night’s murder at Red Sunset Park in Gresham, Ore.

Two juveniles now have been charged in the shooting death of 33-year-old “Paul” Venancio-Lopez. He was found dead near the park’s basketball court.

The teens are 15 and 17 years old. KOIN 6 News has chosen not to identify them at this time, due to their young age.

Another victim, 22-year-old Omar Merino-Lopez, also was shot in the leg Friday. He survived.

Gresham police said the shooting is possibly gang related.

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