Man shot, robbed of backpack near Gresham park
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - A man says he was shot by a robber who took his backpack Tuesday night in Gresham.
The victim was able to walk into the Mt. Hood Medical Center emergency room with a bullet wound in his shoulder.
The 30-year-old Happy Valley man, identified as Jorge Hidalgo, 30, says he was robbed and shot while walking by North Gresham Park on SE 217th Avenue at about 10 p.m.
Hidalgo told police the suspect demanded his backpack and wallet, and while he was removing his backpack, the suspect shot him in the shoulder.
Police say detectives are investigating and have yet to determine whether or not the shooting was completely random.
The suspect was described by Hidalgo to police as a male, possibly a young Hispanic, wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with any information about the shooting or the suspect is encouraged to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.
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