SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Two armed 14-year-olds were arrested Wednesday in connection with a gang violence investigation, police said.
The teenage boys were arrested without incident at Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Both were armed with semi-automatic handguns at the time of their arrests.
One of the 14-year-olds was arrested and charged in connection with a gang-involved shooting on February 4. The shooting occurred outside a Northeast Portland KFC shortly after 4:30 p.m., Portland Police Bureau said. Teondre Antonio Bonner, 22, was hit by a bullet and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Another shooting was reported on February 7 at Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland. Gang Enforcement Team officers responded, but no victims were located.
The other 14-year-old was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. It is unclear if he was also involved in the recent gang-involved shootings.
Both teenagers were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.