Man shot, left for dead in Southeast Portland

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 4:57 PM

PORTLAND -- Police thought a man who was found lying on a street in Southeast Portland early Tuesday was a hit-and-run victim, until he was taken to a nearby hospital and found to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police described his injuries as traumatic, but not life-threatening and described him only as a 54-year-old man.

"He remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital. The victim's name will be released after his family has been located and notified," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

The victim was found by a truck driver near Southeast 85th Avenue and Powell Boulevard at about 2 a.m.

Anyone with information was asked to call Portland Police Bureau assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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