Police: Boy in nearby apartment hit by gunfire during gang shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 14-year-old boy was hit by gunfire during a gang shooting in Southeast Portland early Saturday morning, police said.
Sgt. Pete Simpson said multiple shots were fired near 139th Avenue and Stark Street at 2:15 a.m.
Jordan Miller was sleeping on the floor of his father's apartment when he was shot in the chest. His brother, Shane Abers, said a bullet when through a window, hit a chair, and then hit Jordan.
"We are all sleeping and heard about five loud bangs," Abers said. "We all jumped and woke up. My brother started screaming. Me and my dad couldn't figure out why he was screaming."
Simpson said Miller's father lives below the apartment of a gang associate. Miller was not the target of the shooting.
"My brother thought he broke his arm," Abers said. "We couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. We didn't see any bullet holes or anything. We didn't think he'd been hit."
They found the gunshot wound when they turned on the light, Abers said.
Medics took Miller to a hospital. His father told KATU Miller is doing much better Saturday.
Miller lives in Vancouver with his mother. He was visiting his father and brother Friday night.
Police do not have any suspect information. The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the shooting.
KATU's Dan Cassuto contributed to this story.