Child, 2, caught in the middle of gang shootings

Police identified shooter after learning of his Facebook profile name

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police have charged three 17-year-old boys with attempted murder following two separate gang related shootings in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

KOIN 6 News is not identifying the boys because a grand jury has not indicted them. All three boys have been charged in adult court and are facing one count each of attempted murder, attempted first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to police, there were two shootings on Sunday in the area of Southeast 131st and Powell on Sunday, June 11.

The first shooting happened at 1:18 p.m. and left a 17-year-old boy critically wounded after he was shot several times.

Portland police at the scene of a shooting in the area of SE 131st and Powell, June 11, 2017 (KOIN)

Police have arrested two other 17-year-old boys in connection to the first shooting. They both appeared in court on Monday.

The second shooting happened Sunday night around 9:45 p.m. and police believe it was in relation to the first shooting.

Officials tell us that the suspect in the second shooting tried to kill the mother of the suspect in the first shooting by showing up at her apartment door, knocking at it and then firing at least 5 rounds inside the apartment.

Inside the apartment that was shot up Sunday night was the intended victim, her friend and a two-year-old child.

“They were in the living room and the bullets went right passed them,” according to court documents. Police found 5 bullet holes in the living room.

Police were able to identify the shooter after learning his Facebook profile name.

When the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody, police found 10 .38 caliber revolver rounds in his pocket.

The 17-year-old boy appeared in court on Monday. He was appointed a criminal defense attorney and was ordered to appear back in court on June 19.

Police have not provided any additional updates on the 17-year-old boy who was critically injured. He does, however, remain in the hospital.