Reward offered in fatal shooting of man in Portsmouth neighborhood
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man was shot dead during a drive-by shooting in North Portland on Monday afternoon, police said.
CrimeStoppers said it is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 4900 block of North Fessenden Street.
Police found 24-year-old Andrew Coggins when they arrived. They secured the scene so paramedics could begin CPR. The medics were assisted by citizens and by a police officer who retrieved a respirator mask from his patrol car. Their efforts were unsuccessful, however, and Coggins died at the scene, police said. Homicide detectives then took over the investigation.
Police said the medical examiner's office determined that Coggins died from a single gunshot wound.
A nearby Boys & Girls Club was put into lockdown for about 20 minutes.
At the scene several people were seen crying and upset amid a heavy police presence that responded to the shooting.
Police said there were a large number of witnesses but said they shared little information with them.
Mayor Charlie Hales released the following statement about the shooting late Monday afternoon:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the young man who was shot and killed on North Trenton Street today. Members of the Portland Police Bureau, including the Crisis Response Team and gang outreach workers, are on the scene. This shooting reminds us that far, far too many people in our community are the victims of gun violence. Gun violence is a public health crisis, and we as a society need to address this complex epidemic."
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