4 Gresham schools put in lock-in after area shooting

GRESHAM, Ore. - Four schools were put under lock-in Thursday afternoon after someone was shot in an area street. The shooting suspect is still at large.

The lock-ins at all schools have since been lifted, however, Gresham police said.

The affected schools were Alder, Davis and Hartley elementary schools in the Reynolds School District. The district said all students and staff were safe.

Portland Lutheran off of Stark Street was also put into lock-in, school officials said.

Adam Baker with the Gresham Police Department said a 25-year-old man from Portland suffered one gunshot wound. He said 911 calls reporting the shooting were made just after noon. The shooter took off running toward a nearby apartment complex in the area of Southeast 190th Avenue and Yamhill Street, Baker said. Police searched the area but didn't find the suspect.

Police said the suspect is a black man in his 30s. He's tall and thin and has a shaved head. He has a light goatee and is wearing baggy jeans and a multi-colored horizontally striped shirt. He was possibly wearing white shoes.

Gresham police said the victim was found lying in the middle of the street and was conscious. He was taken to OHSU with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect shot the victim at close range. Police said they don't know at this time if the shooting was gang related.

A police officer is with the victim at the hospital to interview him.

School bus routes affected

School bus routes were affected in the Reynolds School District. The district released the following changes for Thursday afternooon:

  • Alder: Bus 21, 59 (only students with stops between Stark and Yamhill on 190th)
  • Reynolds Middle: Bus 7, 15, 36 (only students with stops between Stark and Yamhill on 190th)
  • Davis: Bus 1, 47(only students with stops between Stark and Yamhill on 190th)

The district said schools will call the parents of students whose bus routes have changed.