3 shot near high school in Portland, Oregon, police say – CNN

  • NEW: Portland police say gang task force is investigating
  • The shooting happened near the school campus
  • The three wounded victims ran into a building at the school
  • Police say the shooter left the scene

(CNN) — Three student-aged people were shot Friday afternoon near a high school in Portland, Oregon, the Portland Police Department said.

Two males and a female were shot near the Rosemary Anderson High School campus, police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

The victims ran inside a school building after being shot, reported CNN affiliate KOIN. Simpson didn’t say if the victims were students at the school.

The victims were breathing, conscious and talking as they were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Simpson told CNN. Their condition was not immediately available.

Simpson said police are searching for the shooter, who fled the scene and who might have been accompanied by other people.

The shooter may be affiliated with a gang, Simpson said, but it’s not known if the shooting was gang-related or “a personal beef.”

He said the police department’s gang task force was investigating. Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also arrived to assist in the investigation.

The shooting happened about a quarter past noon (3:15 p.m. ET) outside the alternative high school, which is designed to help students who don’t thrive in a traditional school setting, Simpson said.

Simpson said the campus is safe now. “This is not an active shooter situation,” he said.

Nearby Jefferson High School and Portland Community College were put on lockdown as police sought the shooter, authorities said.

Another school shooting occurred June 10 at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, about 12 miles east of Portland. One person was killed.

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