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Argument at child's birthday party led to shooting at Laurelhurst Park: Police

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police say an argument at a child's birthday party led to a shooting in Laurelhurst Park Sunday afternoon.


Shots rang out just before 5 p.m. in the southeast area of the park. Police say two individuals got into a fight at a birthday party prior to the shooting.


Both fled the scene after the shooting; the shooting victim, 20-year-old Ejante Sharrif Paden, was dropped off at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He's not cooperating with police.


The suspect is described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old, standing 5-foot 8-inches with medium build, wearing all black clothing.


Police say they found a car matching the suspect's description in the area of NE Sacramento Street and Rodney Avenue. Dozens of officers responded to the scene attempting to make contact with the suspect, but the scene was cleared several hours later and no arrest was made.


Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the shooting.


If you have any information, call police at 503-823-3333.

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