Police find handgun at scene of gang shooting

23-year-old Alejandro Ray Vance Jr. was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a shooting in the area of North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue Mondy. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
23-year-old Alejandro Ray Vance Jr. was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a shooting in the area of North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue Mondy. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Preliminary information gathered at the scene of a shooting in North Portland on Monday indicated it was gang related, police said.

Alejandro Ray Vance Jr., 23, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon after shots were fired in the area of North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

Portland police said they detained one person after a possible gang related shooting in north Portland, April 28, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Portland police said they detained one person after a possible gang related shooting in north Portland, April 28, 2014. (KOIN 6)

Police on scene found evidence of gunfire that included two vehicles that had been hit by bullets, a handgun they believe was used in the shoooting.

Business owner Michael Shillingford shared surveillance video with police and KOIN 6 News that captured some of the shooting.

“I was doing some landscaping on the patio for the fish and chips shop, and I looked up and saw a guy with a gun, so i turned to my crew and told them get behind the food cart,” said Shillingford.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to begin a shooting investigation.

Vance is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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